TREES CLOSE UP

Quotations from When The Trees Say Nothing by Thomas Merton: “We do not realize that the fields and the trees have fought and still fight for their respective places on this map–which, by natural light, belongs entirely to the trees.”

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 “..a slow dance in the wind…like a Japanese dancer–she turns up her delicate branches in the wind and the undersides of the leaves smile at the sun.”

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“Who can see such trees and bear to be away from them? I must go back. It is not right that I should die under lesser trees.” DSC04363

“The great leaves and the innumerable shades and patterns where they overlap”

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“How slender are the bodies of the young black oaks . With a stroke of the brush you could make them beautiful, on paper, but that would never be what  they are.”

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