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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

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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
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Great pic and Thoreau was right on the money

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 9:41AM
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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
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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
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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
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