We get only transient and partial glimpses of the beauty of the world. Standing at the right angle, we are dazzled by the colors of the rainbow in colorless ice. From the right point of view, every storm and every drop in it is a rainbow.
(Henry David Thoreau: Journal, 11 December 1855)
Quote of the Week / La cita de la semana:
I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest.
(Henry David Thoreau: Journals, 16 November 1850)
Amo la naturaleza, amo el paisaje, porque es tan sincero. Nunca me engaña. Nunca me burla. Es alegre, musicalmente serio.
(Henry David Thoreau: Diarios, 16 de noviembre de 1850)
Quote of the Week:
For the herds of wild elephants show no resentment when domesticated animals join them. They have none of that herd instinct directed against the stranger that one finds in cattle, in small boys and among many grown-up men. This tolerance is just one of the things about elephants which makes one realise they are big in more ways than one.
(Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams: Elephant Bill)