Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday's Nature Quote(s)
We have no reason for denying to the world of plants a certain slow, dim, vague, large, leisurely semi-consciousness.
--John Cowper Powys

He may not be right, but I like his adjectives.
--Annie Dillard


  1. Hell, I may claim a similar semi-consciousness for myself!  Slow,dim, vague, large, leisurely --  Yeah I can do plant awarness!

  2. lol to Roxie's comment---me too.  
    As for today's quote--be still my heart---annie dillard may be my favorite author---and I'm with her about the adjectives---in this case---given the current push in the world of writing workshops to eliminate them :-) 

  3. I like both quotes.  I do ascribe a certain consciousness to plants, especially to the big trees.  I've even been know to whisper, "sorry" when I pull out weeks or prune things.

  4. I have this strange notion that everything living has a consciousness. I have had long conversations with people I love about whether a clam could feel pain. I really have no idea, but I tend to err on the side of not wanting to hurt anything. I whisper "sorry" to things too. It's nice to know there are other whisperers!

  5. Good quotes. I like this one from a poem:


    What would the world be, once bereft
    Of wet and of wilderness? Let them be left,
    O let them be left, wildness and wet;
    Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."

    From "Inversnaid", by Gerald Manley Hopkins

    It's even nice to weeds!

  6. Oh yes, I recognize that one! It's a good 'un!