Reading the Wholiest Book

Yes, of course, I know. . .”wholiest” is not a word.  Yet, it is now. . .see?  And isn’t it much better?

“The power to see straight is the rarest of gifts; to see no more and no less than is actually before you; to be able to detach yourself and see the thing as it actually is, uncolored or unmodified by your own sentiments or prepossessions.  In short, to see with your reason as well as with your perceptions, that is to be an observer and to read the book of nature aright.”

~John Burroughs, Ways of Nature (1905)

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About Chris Highland

Author, teacher, nonprofit manager, photographer, former minister, interfaith chaplain View all posts by Chris Highland

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