Thursday, March 12, 2009

God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, "Ah!"


Why are there trees I never walk under but large and
melodious thoughts descend upon me?
- Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
- Ogden Nash, Song of the Open Road, 1933

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair
The bees are stirring, birds are on the wing,
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of spring."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
- William Carlos Williams

What a desolate place would be a world without a flower!
It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.
Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our starts
the flowers of the heaven.
- A.J. Balfour

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures
and some books, I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega


Guru said...

Yeah i do agree its one of the many ways to experience God.

raj said...

Its great that you have given your insights about the community sights....and it also given so many lines to type...we might be annoyed b'coz of such people,but believe me its these people who makes laugh later.....
Your quotations r really gr8...,its really hard to do such things unless its not a hobby....

Raj shekar.

mohitparikh said...

agreed...if tht is how u define God.

palindrome said...

well Pallavi good to c ur new blog,well little mad as u took alot of time....
any way u seems to be rather deep or rather confused in ur recent blog....but have to admit everyone passes through this phase of life i enjoyed reading it....
so now u r officially a firange now, howz life there[blog ur experiences,i like ur wit]...
so when is the Pallavi swayamvar series gonna

palindrome said...

im Raj shekar from doctors of ur blog follower....
palindrome is my blog name...

vyb5b said...

awesome pics.