turn again to the earth

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It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us
to turn again to the earth
and in the contemplation of her beauties
to know the sense of wonder and humility.

~Rachel Carson, (1907 – 1964)

a garden of solitude

a garden of solitude

To live a spiritual life
we must first find the courage
to enter into the desert of loneliness
and change it
by gentle and persistent efforts
into a garden of solitude.

~Henri Nouwen, (1932 – 1996)

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