understand how to be small

We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies
as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are.
We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them
and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. . . .
Whoever would partake of all good things
must understand how to be small at times.

~Friedrich Nietzsche, (1844 – 1900)



9 thoughts on “understand how to be small

  1. your photos are exquisite — as always. and i love the innate (and essential) understanding that humility is the wisest posture. only in our smallness can we behold the beginnings of the breadth of the wonder.

  2. So true and thank you for always reminding us to be aware and be more sensitive to the world around us. I love that you do this, always, in your lovely, tender way. And with stunning photos to match. You are amazing Amy. Thank you for being… xo

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