Great Quotes

Such moments come rarely in any life, but when they do come they are inexpressibly wonderful – as if the finite were for a second infinity – as if humanity were for a space uplifted into divinity – as if all ugliness had vanished, leaving only flawless beauty.”
L.M. Montgomery,

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The Beauty of Night

With beauty before me, may I walk.
With beauty behind me, may I walk.
With beauty above me, may I walk.
With beauty below me, may I walk.
With beauty all around me, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.

~ Navajo Night Chant

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The Pause Before

There is something refreshing about fall. Though it is the time when nature gets ready to rest, it smells and feels like life is just beginning. It feels like everything in nature is at its peak, that the trees, the wind, the sun, the rain, are all trying to out do each other. Autumn is the pause before the rest, it is the golden, crimson, rustling, celebration of all that has gone on before. And it calls us to celebrate with it. The crispness of the wind, the brightness of the sky, and the shocking colours of the trees almost force us to go outside and enjoy those last few minutes of warmth.

We move in cycles. The day has a night. The summer has a winter. The young has an old. We understand this concept but unlike nature we have forgotten to pause and celebrate those few moment in between; those hours of dusk, the days of crimson fall, the simple minutes of life. We have forgotten that it is the in-between times that makes life worth living.

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