One of the Hardest Lessons

 

“One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life, and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine, the celestial, the pure, in the common, the near at hand—to see that heaven lies about us here in this world.” – John Burroughs

 

Nature of the week:

Shadow of the Week:

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Holding Infinity

 

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m posting one of my favorites:

 

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour.”

William Blake

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who mother us so beautifully.

 

Nature of the week – rhododendron:

Shadow of the Week – there’s a heart in this leaf shadow:

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“This Present Little Instant”

“No heaven can come to us

unless our hearts find rest in it today.

Take heaven!

No peace lies in the future

which is not hidden in this present little instant.

Take peace!”

– Fra Giovanni Giocondo –

 

Nurture peace, cultivate loving-kindness, and carry the calm.

Nature of the week – a blue poppy from the botanical gardens in Tromso, Norway:

Shadow of the Week:

 

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