"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, August 9, 2013

the tonic of wildness...

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.” ~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ~ John Lubbock

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Wishing you the best of weekends...


  1. beautiful post. wishing you a wonderful weekend, too xxx

  2. Beautiful. Wishing you the best of weekends too!

  3. Wishing you a beauty filled weekend MJ, love the photos and the quotes.

  4. Thank you for the beautiful gathering of images and voices.

    Weekend hugs x

  5. some great quotes, a lot to live up to. but yes, somehow being out in nature does make it seem like we are all connected, in the big scheme of things. It's too beautiful to be complicated.


“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
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