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This damp spring morning, the clover glistened. I found myself captivated. Thousands of tiny specs, dazzling, lay before my eyes. Green at its spring loveliest, crowned with glistening drops of misty moisture. Droplets suspended, balancing on each smooth leaf like rare … Continue reading
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) Happiness doubled by wonder. Thanks as the highest form of thought. What does Chesterton mean? How does this … Continue reading
When I cannot understand anything in the Bible, it seems to me as though God had set a chair there for me, at which to kneel and worship; and that the mysteries are intended to be an altar of devotion. … Continue reading
I wonder why God thought of white. White sand, so blinding in midday heat that it shimmers as diamonds against a turquoise sea. White swans, glowing, lucent, almost incandescent in winter moonlight, gliding effortlessly over pools of liquid navy. Or … Continue reading
Taken at the end of a frozen Antarctic winter, this night-sky photo mesmerizes me. Only penguins and seals and whales live under night skies like this. Most of us will never, with our own eyes, in this life, look upon … Continue reading
I went with my daughter and her friends to the Georgia Aquarium last week, and of all the displays of underwater majesty there (dolphins, belugas, rays, penguins), I kept finding myself standing and gazing through the glass at the diminutive … Continue reading
Summer smells and sounds, summer colors and places and memories. Which, if you imagine your happiest summer moment, come to mind? Do you dream of a cool haven tucked away in the deep green of a wooded wonderland? Do … Continue reading
I wonder why water is so shiny. I don’t mean that I wonder at the physics behind glinting sunlight reflected on a late-afternoon river. I don’t want to understand the formula for the change in the direction of a light … Continue reading