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There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.
 

To know after absence the familiar street and road and village and house is to know again the satisfaction of home.
 

To see a hillside white with dogwood bloom is to know a particular ecstasy of beauty, but to walk the gray Winter woods and find the buds which will resurrect that beauty in another May is to partake of continuity.
 

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
 

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
[Nature]
 


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