The key to our deepest happiness lies in changing our vision of where to find it.
Our task is to imprint this provisional, perishable world so deeply in ourselves that its reality will arise in us later invisibly.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
~Henry David Thoreau