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Friday, April 12, 2013

A Simple Life



To find the universal elements enough;
to find the air and the water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring —
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

~ John Burroughs

9 comments:

L. D. said...

I really like the writing. Being elated to find a bird's nest. I am playing your music to my sixth grade class right now who are suppose to be writing for 20 minutes.

Mary Ann said...

A lovely poem from Burroughs, and I've always had the feeling that my own family never "got it" this way... but I have a dear friend who does, and that's enough.

rusty duck said...

So true Jo.

Country Gal said...

Simple yet elegant ! Lovely ! Have a good day !

Nellie said...

Great quote by Burroughs. I always have believed in the beauty of simple things.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love those things toooo
love
tweedles

Hilary said...

I want to walk into that picture, really, I do.

Star said...

We shall soon have the bluebells here too. They are so late this year, but they are coming...

Willow said...

There are days when that just rings so true , when you are able to be in those moments so completely and that is indeed so very exhilarating and fullfilling .