Sharing with Sweet Shot Tuesdays.
This morning the light was bright and the leaves were glowing. I went outside with my camera and tried to capture the essence of fall as told to me by the maple trees in my backyard.
I thought of the wonderful Hesse quote I read this week in Brain Pickings. Here is an excerpt.
For me trees have always been the most penetrating teachers… Trees are sanctuaries, whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can know the truth… When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.
There’s more of this beautiful quote — you can read it at Brain Pickings. This is just a stunning blog curated by Maria Popova. She spends 450 hours on it every month and it shows. It is chock full of original writing and art work by creators you know, and many you don’t, but will want to — work that enlightens and entertains at the same time. It never fails to make me laugh, make me ponder and make me want to go deeper…Go have a look for yourself!