For ever and ever....

One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only
now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and
ever. One knows it sometimes when one gets up at the tender solemn
dawn-time and goes out and stands alone and throws one's head far back
and looks up and up and watches the pale sky slowly changing and
flushing and marvelous unknown things happening until the East almost
makes one cry out and one's heart stands still at the strange unchanging
majesty of the rising of the sun--which has been happening every morning
for thousands and thousands and thousands of years. One knows it then
for a moment or so. And one knows it sometimes when one stands by
oneself in a wood at sunset and the mysterious deep gold stillness
slanting through and under the branches seems to be saying slowly again
and again something one cannot quite hear, however much one tries...

from..The Secret Garden..
Art-Children in the Forest-Ivan Kromsky.(click on picture for better view)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest one,

I have no words to respond to this...only tears of JOY and tears of acknowledgment that this is so true of us all...we wonder, we wish...that ALONE is enough for me to know that eternity, or the SLIGHT vision of eternity that is IN US ALL exists. We have been given a vision, a hope, a desire to live forever, and we shall...but there is a door, ONE single door through which to enter....I think you know.

Kind blessings of light and friendship to you, mijn Hertogin...Nita

Ruben Rivera said...

How lovely. Reading this excerpt from The Secret Garden while looking at your beautiful blog background gave me a nice lift this morning.

Thank you dear friend,

Mapi said...

Ik ben bij Mam en laat ze nou net vanmorgen tegen me zeggen hoe mooi en wonderlijk het is dat elke dag de zon weer opkomt !
Altijd het mooiste moment van de dag.
Fijne dag dear Dutchess.

Les Trois Jardins said...

Hallo Dutchess,
We are just a grain of sand on the shores, yet so eternal.
Ik begrijp wat de tekst inhoudt, majestueuze momenten, waar je zelf stil van wordt.
Fijne avond nog!