Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. 

~ Albert Einstein


The Beautiful Ordinary

The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it. If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are our biological kin, not resources; or if the planet is our mother, not an opportunity - then we will treat each one with greater respect. This is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective."

~ David Suzuki




Let go of your cup of yesterday so that you may drink in the glory of this moment.

~ Rumi


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Enduring loneliness is almost invariably better than suffering the compromises of false community. Loneliness is simply a price we have to pay for holding on to a sincere, ambitious view of what companionship must and could be.

~ Alain de Botton



Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We've been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.