Quotations

Happy New Year!

Aspens, photo by Henry Domke, henrydomke.com

Aspens, photo by Henry Domke, henrydomke.com

Wishing everyone a healthy, joyous, and peaceful 2016!

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.

Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and around us, everywhere, any time. – Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Happy New Year!

 

I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. — Bill Watterson

 

Calvin and Hobbes

Wishing all of our TLN members a healthy, joyous, green-kneed 2015!

 

“…the slow breathing of the earth.”

Photo by Henry Domke

Photo by Henry Domke

“Gravity is measured by the bottom of the foot; we trace the density and texture of the ground through our soles. Standing barefoot on a smooth glacial rock by the sea at sunset, and sensing the warmth of the sun-heated stone through one’s soles, is an extraordinarily healing experience, making one part of the eternal cycle of nature. One senses the slow breathing of the earth.” – Juhani Pallasmaa¬† The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

 

Some weekend inspiration

Cloud tree

Photo is from the Facebook page, 1,000,000 pictures.

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings 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.”

–Quoted in H. Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977).

 

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday, 7/16/14

Water lily photo by Henry Domke

Water lily photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

“Look deep, deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein

 

Autumn and Albert Camus

Fall maple by Henry Domke, http://henrydomke.com

Fall maple photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
–¬† Albert Camus

 

Biophilia

Virgin tiger moth. Photo by Henry Domke, http://henrydomke.com

Virgin tiger moth. Photo by Henry Domke, www.henrydomke.com

“Humanity is exalted not because we are so far above other living creatures, but because knowing them well elevates the very concept of life.”

Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia