I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.
Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.
Though I am heavy
there is flight around me.
~ Wendell Berry, “Woods” From Collected Poems, 1957-1982.
- Poem: Thank you Beth for your ongoing inspirations: Alive on All Channels
- Photograph: Albert Renger-Patzsch – Beechwood in Fall, 1936 (via Newthom).
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- Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”