“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
Richard Bach, 1936-
author of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”
“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness:
touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because
in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”
Frederick Buechner, 1926-
Presbyterian minister and American author
“Two-legged creatures we are supposed to love as we love ourselves.
The four-legged, also, can come to seem pretty important.
But six legs are too many from the human standpoint.”
Joseph W. Krutch, 1893-1970
American ecology writer and naturalist
from Knoxville, Tennessee
“Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.”
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862
American author, naturalist, philosopher
Best known for “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience”
“How can I find you, God? How can I claim your strength?
I am tired, so tired…tense, so tense. And my nerves are screaming.
Now, if ever, I need you. I need your reassurance and your peace.
Yet there is only this raw trembling vacancy inside me.
This sense of emptiness and futility. Come back to me, Lord.
Calm me, quiet me, for I am indeed weary
and heavy-laden and I need your promised rest.”
Marjorie Holmes, 1910-2002