lilacs and reading

After having sweet sunny spring days, the rain is falling softly now. I love this earthly and fresh smell when the rain falls down on the dry ground. It seems like everything is even more green today. The flowers and vegetables were longing for water too!

Our lilacs are in full bloom now and diffuse their heavenly scent. I even put one flower in the bathroom so we’ll be delighted by its smell in the morning. Isn’t that a good start of the day?!

The past days I’ve been reading in this old book “Nature and thought” of R. W. Emerson. Have one of you ever read one of his books? I came across some really beautiful pieces of writing I would like to share with you. It pleases me to read these lines that are written hundred years ago still have meaning today.

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“To the body and mind which have been cramped by work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. But in other hours, nature satisfies the soul purely by its loveliness, and without any mixture of corporeal benefit.”

 

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“The inhabitants of cities suppose that the country landscape is pleasant only half a year. I please myself with observing the graces of the wintery scenery, and believe that we are as much touched by it as by the genial influences of summer. To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field it beholds, every hour, a picture which has never seen before, and which shall never be seen again. The heavens change every moment and reflect their glory or gloom on the plains beneath.”

 

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“Nature, in its ministry to man, is not only the material, but it is also the process and the result. All the parts incessantly work into each other’s hands for the profit of man. The wind sows the seed; the sun evaporates the sea; the wind blows the vapor to the field; the ice, on the other side of the planet, condenses rain on this; the rain feeds the plant; the plant feeds the animal; and thus the endless circulations of the Divine charity nourish man.”

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