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STRANGE
Mildred Bowers Armstrong

Strange - to grow up and not be different
Not beautiful, or even very wise...
No winging-out the way of butterflies,
No sudden blindfold-lifting
from the eyes,
Strange - to grow up and still be wondering,
Reverent at petals and snow,
Still holding breath,
Still often tiptoe,
Questioning dew and stars,
Wanting to know!


RED GERANIUMS
Martha Haskell Clark

Life did not bring me silken gowns,
Nor jewels for my hair,
Nor signs of gabled foreign towns
In distant countries fair,
But I can glimpse, beyond my pane,
a green and friendly hill,
And red geraniums aflame
upon my windowsill.

The brambled cares of everyday,
The tiny, hundrum things,
May bind my feet when they would stray,
But still my heart has wings.
While red geraniums are bloomed
against my window glass
And low above my green-sweet hill
the gypsy wind-clouds pass.

And if my dreamings ne'er come true,
The brightest and the best
But leave me lone my journey through,
I'll set my heart at rest,
And thank God for home-sweet things,
a green and friendly hill,
And red geraniums aflame
upon my window sill.
Other's thoughts

"There can be no very black melancholy
to him who lives in the midst of nature
and has his senses still"---Thoreau

"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter...to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring -- these are some of the rewards of the simple life."
--John Burroughs

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it. Always."
-- Mahatma Ghandi

"True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by". --E. S. Bouton

Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It's inside you - if you listen to it, you can play it again". -Nido Qubein

"Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known."-- Blaise Pascal

"Learning is not attained by chance,
it must be sought for with ardor
and attended to with diligence."
- Abigail Adams
More Quotes - check back as this list will be added to.

Once you begin to study it, all Nature is equally interesting and equally charged with beauty. ~ WInston Churchill

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. ~Rumi

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them. ~John Ruskin

Consider the ravishing beauty found in the natural world-- flowers, animals, birds. To be spiritual is to be beautiful. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. -e. e. Cummings

I am surprised by joy and astonished by awe. For the first time in my life I am not wanting, for I have finally come into my own. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

The real miracle is not to walk on water or thin air but to walk on the earth! ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Stillness within one individual can affect society beyond measure. - Bede Griffiths

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.- Maya Angelou

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

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