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For us who live in cities, Nature is not natural. Nature is supernatural.
Just as monks watched and strove to get a glimpse of heaven, so we watch and strive to get a glimpse of earth...It is as if men had cake and wine every day but were sometimes allowed common bread.
Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movement of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
Rainer Marie Rilke
I once had a sparrow alight upon mu shoulder for a moment, and felt I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn
Henry David Thoreau