Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Wayside Sacrament

"...people living close to nature tend to be noble.  It's seeing all those sunsets that does it.  You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee.  Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health." ~Quinn

"The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary."  ~Alfred Kreymborg

"The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious.  And why shouldn't it be?  It is the same the angels breathe."  ~Mark Twain

"The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless.  They shift and drift and beg interpretation.....such is the nature of art."  ~Jeb Dickerson

"God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."  ~Author unknown

"When I do not walk in the clouds, I walk as though I were lost."  ~Antonio Porchia

"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator."  ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Never lose an opportunity
 of seeing anything that is beautiful;
 for beauty is God's handwriting....
a wayside sacrament.
  Welcome it in every fair face,
 in every fair sky,
 in every fair flower,
 and thank God for it
 as a cup of blessing."
  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson