Reblogging a bit of beauty from Annie Dillard. We are preparing to move back into our house and it’s my 40th birthday! Have a terrific day!
It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that which we have asked to leave. It is hard to desecrate a grove and change your mind. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it; we are lighting matches in vain under every green tree.
―Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters