The 04/16/13 Joy Jar

15 Apr

 

 

Today there was much sadness about as another manifestation of the evil which lies in the souls of some people erupted into deadly violence at the Boston Marathon. Perhaps, it was the walk mid-day which was a daily ritual and which exposes moi to the bits of nature that the city dweller grabs. There are buds on the trees and that signals renewal except in the souls that are so evil renewal is not possible. But, for most of us with souls capable of renewal and life, the buds are a welcoming sight. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are the buds of Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.”

 

William Carlos Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.  Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all.  But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.”
William Blake, 1799, The Letters

 

 

 

 

“God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, “Ah!” ”
Joseph Campbell

 

 

 

 

“The groves were God’s first temples.”
William Cullen Bryant, A Forest Hymn

 

 

 

 

 

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

Here and there you’d see a tree that was budding or grass trying to grow. There was hope.”

 

Carolyn Hunter

 

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