Thursday, August 1, 2019

Trees Nod to Me, and I to Them

Ralph Waldo Emerson 
“The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister, is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable. I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me, and I to them. The waving of the boughs in the storm, is new to me and old. It takes me by surprise, and yet is not unknown. Its effect is like that of a higher thought or a better emotion coming over me, when I deemed I was thinking justly or doing right.”
Quoted in The Overstory: A Novel, by Richard Powers

[When I walk under over-hanging branches, I stand up a bit so the leaves can bless me.]

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