The Temple Of Nature [Explore]
There are no temples or shrines among us save those of nature. As children of nature, we are intensely poetical. We would deem it sacrilege to build a house for The One who may be met face to face in the mysterious, shadowy aisles of the primeval forest, or on the sunlit bosom of virgin prairies, upon dizzy spires and pinnacles of naked rock, and in the vast jeweled vault of the night sky! A God who enrobed in filmy veils of cloud, there on the rim of the visible world where our Great-grandfather Sun kindles his evening camp-fire; who rides upon the rigorous wind of the north, or breathes forth spirit upon fragrant southern airs, whose war canoe is launched upon majestic rivers and inland seas — such a God needs no lesser cathedral.
excerpts from Kent Nerburns’ wonderfully fascinating book, "The Wisdom of the Native Americans"
Seen in Explore Dec 31 2011 #110
I thank you for your kind support in 2011, wishing all a Very Happy 2012! Be safe, friends!
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