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For Insignificant Things

“If you hold to Nature, to the simplicity that is in her, to the small detail that scarcely one man sees, which can so unexpectedly grow into something great and boundless; if you have this love for insignificant things and seek, simply as one who serves, to win the confidence of what seems to be poor: then everything will become easier for you, more coherent and somehow more conciliatory, not perhaps in the understanding, which lags wondering behind, but in your innermost consciousness, wakefulness and knowing.” 8 more words


As I travel the smooth and (not-so) scenic turnpike on a four-hour car ride to go visit my dad, I can’t help but be appreciative of him. 92 more words


The cup

Detail from Theodosia altar (Gelre, 1545) – Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, the Netherlands


From Spring Cleaning, collection published in 2015.


You want to view the blossoming trees
exclaim over the pink or the white and say…

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Where I'm Going With This

Dear Internet,

I will be going away for a short three-day excursion to somewhere nice. Think of it as a unique western getaway with a resort-like feel. 251 more words