A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Enjoying the wonder of it all! ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Sacred Touches

How can I stand on the ground
every day and not feel its power?
How can I live my life stepping on
this stuff and not wonder at it?
~William Bryant Logan

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The many gardens of the world,
of literature and poetry,
of painting and music,
of religion and architecture,
all make the point as clear as possible:
The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.
~Thomas Moore

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A garden is like the self.
It has so many layers
and winding paths,
real or imagined, that it
can never be known, completely,
even by the most intimate of friends.
~Anne Raver

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The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. ~Psalm 65:8  ✝

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Comments on: "1295. A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment. Beneah any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all. ~William Sansom" (11)

  1. What a lovely, uplifting post!!


  2. Thanks for the reblog Bette! 🙂 ❤


  3. Thanks so much for sharing this, Bette. Beautiful photos and I love the quotes.


  4. I love this one…”A garden is like the self…” …so profound and thought-provoking!
    Quotes are a wonderful way of connecting with our own self as we always find some word which resonates with us. Thanks for sharing Bette. 🙂


  5. Each one of these beautiful quotes touched the inner me in a special way, Balroop. Glad you stopped by to enjoy them too, my friend. May your week be filled with wonders! 🙂


  6. Oh, how true the words you have shared with us. For me, it is the gurgling splash of water over rocks that brings me closest to Our Creator. It is a wondrous world we live in. 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving in advance, Bettie.


    • Thank you, Joe. A wondrous world indeed–tonight’s autumn sunset was but another glorious gift…God is so good! Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family. 🙂


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