My work is loving the world... which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished...
from the poem "Messenger," by Mary Oliver.
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.
A wrong attitude towards nature implies, somewhere, a wrong attitude towards God.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood, and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery