“There are seconds, they come only five or six at a time, and you suddenly feel the presence of eternal harmony, fully achieved…The feeling is clear and indisputable. As if you suddenly sense the whole of nature and suddenly say, yes, this is true…If it were longer than five seconds, the soul couldn’t endure it and would vanish. In those five seconds I live my life through, and for them I would give my whole life.” Dostoyevsky
The river gets into my being As I sit here alone in the dawn It’s wonderful, beautiful feeling I feel like I’m being reborn Oh what a sweet combination All this morning, and nature, and me I’m in love on this wonderful morning Just me and this sweet mystery.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”