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Ralph Waldo Emerson

We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: The conduct of life… 6 more words


The Music of One's Life

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.  

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Celebrating Hands At Home

Interceding Out of Sympathy

“The years teach much which the days never know.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today’s word of the day, from Dictionary.com, is snuggery… 810 more words


I wish I could read EVERYTHING!

One day, I’m going to own a massive library. I can pretty much visualise everything that’s going to be inside it.  It’s going to be a high ceilinged room, with dark mahogany wood bookcases surrounded with metal railings for a ladder which you can slide across the shelves looking for any book. 722 more words


God's Handwriting

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of His blessing.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson