In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.

– Wangari Maathai

Let’s all go forward to work together, respecting each other – respecting! I see this miracle: the miracle of a desert that becomes a forest. 

– Pope Francis

If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork.

-Masanobu Fukuoka

Heaven is a place below our feet as well as above our head.

– Henry David Thoreau

The pod-producing trees, like the honey locust, have mobile leaves that open and close. At night and on cloudy days the leaves are closed. They open flat to receive the sun. 

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness.

– Emily Carr

Because of the finger point, I saw the moon.

That moon became the pivot of my heart.

– Han Shan, Cold Mountain Poems