Morning Thanks

Garrison Keillor once said we'd all be better off if we all started the day by giving thanks for just one thing. I'll try.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Backyard beauty

We're an earnest bunch. We spend more time, more hours, out back, raising whatever we can from the rich Iowa soil. When it's finally here, we have to stop work to see it. 

"Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference: beauty demands to be noticed; it speaks to us directly like the voice of an intimate friend. If there are people who are indifferent to beauty, then it is surely because they do not perceive it."  Roger Scruton, Beauty

Beauty is a light in the heart. Kahil Gebron

In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. - Christopher Morley

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we speak of God's foreknowledge, we mean that all things were and perpetually remain under his eyes; to his knowledge nothing is future or past, but all things are present. John Calvin

Beauty is not caused; it is. Emily Dickinson

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