Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sacred Groves - 8


Jasper Francis Cropsey, Pool in the Woods

For every man there is some spot on earth, I think, which he has pledged himself to return to, some day, because he was so happy there once. Even to long for it is holiday of a sort. These visits of revery may be all that he can pay it, for years, perhaps until his shade is free to haunt where it pleases. But some are lucky; some get back, and find it, to every trembling leaf and stanch old tree trunk, untouched by any alteration but the seasons'.

-Donald Culross Peattie, Flowering Earth (1939)

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