Tuesday, September 4, 2007
TREES OF ARLINGTON
"And see the peaceful trees extend their myriad leaves in leisured dance—they bear the weight of sky and cloud upon the fountain of their veins."
Kathleen Raine, Envoi
"Being thus prepared for us in all ways, and made beautiful, and good for food, and for building, and for instruments of our hands, this race of plants...becomes a nearly perfect test of our being in right temper of mind and way of life"
John Ruskin, 1819-1900, Modern Painters VI
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come"
"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."
Elton Trueblood (1900-1994)
"Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of God. So let us celebrate the struggle!"
- Swami Sivanada