Here is an excerpt from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman…
How beautiful and perfect are the animals!
How perfect the earth, and the minutest thing upon it!
What is called good is perfect, and what is called bad is just
The vegetables and minerals are all perfect, and the imponderable
fluids are perfect;
Slowly and surely they have pass'd on to this, and slowly and surely
they yet pass on.
I swear I think now that everything without exception has an
The trees have, rooted in the ground! the weeds of the sea have!
I swear I think there is nothing but immortality!
That the exquisite scheme is for it, and the nebulous float is
for it, and the cohering is for it;
And all preparation is for it! and identity is for it! and life
and materials are altogether for it!
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GORGEOUS image, Tom! Whitman would surely agree.
Thanks, Jazz… i think he would! 😁
Oh Tom – well we are on the same page! And oh that photo! When I first looked I. Tho ugh they. I saw an angel!
Yikes weird errors when I first looked … no ugh!
We all make them! Thanks so much, Sara! 😀
He says so much with so few words, Tom. Beautiful bug on a snowy white blossom.
Yes, Siobhan, Leaves of Grass is a masterpiece, written by a man who underwent true Nirvana.
Your awesome photo complements Whitman’s words superbly my friend. 📸 Enjoy the rest of your amazing week Tom!!! 🌞🦋💐
Thanks much, Kym! 😀 I hope the rest of the week goes super sweet for you too! And i sure hope that the Ukrainian people persevere and survive the monster that is Putin.
Oh my goodness Tom, I agree. That monster, along with others like him needs to be stopped permanently! Annialated! I admire the courage of the Ukrainians to fight back no matter what! Stay well my friend. 🤗🙏🏽🤗
ThNk you Tom. Hard to go wrong with Walt.
Speaking of good and evil, good and evil are simple ways of dividing reality up the way we do everything else. But, good and evil are the same process.
Exactly, Jim! And Whitman, who one is sure underwent Nirvana, also put evil down in its right place. I’ll put a post up on that soon perhaps.
So sad about heartless Putin and the poor Ukrainians! 😥
Solitary bees and their burrows surround us with beauty if we look, as you have Tom.
Yes, Michael, the beauty right near to us (that is so overlooked by so many). 😉
Beautiful words and two perfect specimens to accompany those words.
Much appreciated, Linda! 😊
Yes, everything is perfect when there isn’t a cloud of pre-taught judgements to haunt us.🙂
Yes, Astride. Nature is perfect… human beings, not so much. We need to get back to nature! 😉