When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
The first snow of winter fell in Michigan today, which also happens to be the birthday of my favorite writer, Albert Camus.
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The true work of art is but the shadow of a divine perfection.
On this day in 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was opened to the public for the first time.
Several years later, I took this photo at one of my favorite haunts, Iargo Springs in the Huron National Forest, Michigan
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
Anne of Green Gables, via Lucy Montgomery
The object of education is to teach us to love beauty
While here I stand, not only with the sense
Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts
That in this moment there is life and food
For future years.
William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a few Miles above Tintern Abbey