Quote 6/20 - 13

lilosophieJune 20, 2013

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.
G.K. Chesterton

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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks Lilo for the lovely picture. It enforces the Chesterton and Rilke quotes, you can't see this in a downtown city situation.
There is nothing like the feeling when some wild thing settles down for a moment on you, even if it is a butterfly.Thoreau is right.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 8:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Great pic and Thoreau was right on the money

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 9:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We live in Silicon Valley, where there are more silicon chips than cow chips. Fortunately we live in a city that is committed to building parks on every corner of the city.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 7:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

As to Rilke's quote I have found the secret places above the rest but cannot go there anymore till I get in better shape. Is that a protestor in the tree?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 9:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Nope, you see my power-pole hiding behind the tree - that's taken on my property, on the way back from closing the hen-house for the night

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 11:30AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Quotes 3 - 25 - 15
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. Alfred Hitchcock Conflict...
When is Spring?
A count down to spring.http://days.to/spring/2015
Weather, it's still winter
and we are having a heat wave , temps from 70-80 degrees;...
Quotes 3 - 23 - 15
Every major player is working on this technology of...
Quotes 3 - 9 - 15
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one...
Sponsored Products
Hinkley Lighting | Hathaway Ceiling Light
$219.00 | YLighting
Sherpa Tote Around Town Black Pet Carrier - 43042
$40.99 | Hayneedle
Double Offset Bowl TruGranite Sink
MR Direct Sinks and Faucets
Aden Oil Rubbed Bronze Single Light Pendant
$63.00 | Bellacor
Three Star Gold Floral Champagne Glass (Set of 6)
Franklin Park Metal Cage 13" High Bronze Outdoor Wall Light
Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™