Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Simple Life

” When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives maybe. . .

I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into presence of still water.

 And I feel above me the day- blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world and am free ". = Wendell Berry

"To find universal elements enough ; to find the air and the water exhilarating ; to be refreshed by morning walk or an evening saunter.. . to be thrilled by the stars of the night ; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wild flower in spring - these are some of the rewards of a simple life"  = John Burroughs

I love my simple life.

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