Sunday, March 31, 2013

The ancient values of dignity, beauty, and poetry which sustain it are of Nature's inspiration

Cemetary on Bear Hill Road: 3/29/13    CC Jean Stimmell
"Whatever attitude to human existence you fashion for yourself, know that it is valid only if it be the shadow of an attitude to Nature. A human life, so often likened to a spectacle upon a stage, is more justly a ritual. The ancient values of dignity, beauty, and poetry which sustain it are of Nature's inspiration; they are born of the mystery and beauty of the world. Do no dishonour to the earth lest you dishonour the spirit of man." (page 218)

The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
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