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Quote of the Day: Thomas S Cowan

March 11th, 2012

The intellectual mind has discovered that sunlight moving through the air at certain angles produces red and orange colors; and that the moon’s light is due to photons bounding off it’s surface. But when we experience the beauty of a sunset, or the magic of a moonlit night, we are not thinking of photons or refractive indices. The poetry of nature speaks, first and foremost, to the human soul.

Thomas S Cowan, MD (The Fourfold Path to Healing)



This past week we’ve been having the most wonderful moon rises. The nights have been fairly clear and the moon has been really bright. This doesn’t happen all the time, just certain times of the year. It’s funny how the moon rises and sets every day, yet there are those days when it makes us stop in our tracks and watch in wonder!

What part of nature do you find speaks most to your soul?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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