23 February 2011
"Is it not marvelous how far afield some of us are willing to travel in pursuit of that beauty which we leave behind us at home? We mistake unfamiliarity for beauty;...I have only to come up through my thicket or cross my field from my own roadside--and behold, a new heaven and a new earth! Things grow old and stale, not because they are old, but because we cease to see them...a tree at our gate...a flower in our dooryard...Vibrant significant worlds around us disappear within the...mists of familiarity...Oh to see and feel and hear things newly...to discover again the beauty of the near..."
Currently reading "Thoughts for One Hundred Days" and am enamored with its wisdom.