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"He says that woman speaks with nature. That she hears voices from under the earth. That wind blows in her ears and trees whisper to her. That the dead sing through her mouth and the cries of infants are clear to her. But for him this dialogue is over. He says he is not part of this world, that he was set on this world as a stranger. He sets himself apart from woman and nature.

And so it is Goldilocks who goes to the home of the three bears, Little Red Riding Hood who converses with the wolf, Dorothy who befriends a lion, Snow White who talks to the birds, Cinderella with mice as her allies, the Mermaid who is half fish, Thumbelina courted by a mole. (And when we hear in the Navaho chant of the mountain that a grown man sits and smokes with bears and follows directions given to him by squirrels, we are surprised. We had thought only little girls spoke with animals.)

We are the bird's eggs. Bird's eggs, flowers, butterflies, rabbits, cows, sheep; we are caterpillars; we are leaves of ivy and sprigs of wallflower. We are women. We rise from the wave. We are gazelle and doe, elephant and whale, lilies and roses and peach, we are air, we are flame, we are oyster and pearl, we are girls. We are woman and nature. And he says he cannot hear us speak.

But we hear."
-Susan Griffin

"I know a 'face' where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine."
-William Shakespeare

"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."
-Claude Monet

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."
-Henry David Thoreau

"…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?"
-Vincent van Gogh

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
The earth laughs in flowers."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
-Albert Einstein

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
-Hans Christian Andersen

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
-John Muir

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."
-Gerard De Nerval

Member Since: 2/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 12,612

My Goals:
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

My Program:
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Personal Information:
The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.
-John Muir

Other Information:
May I have a halo of flowering herbs, a teapot for brewing 'em, and a trowel with stacks of terra-cotta pots for my garden, or...I'd be *happy* listening to the music of songbirds in the morning.

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