Tuesday, October 5, 2010

intangible harvest

The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched.
--Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher

While so much of the focus of our lives is on producing tangible results -- this quote from Thoreau reminds us that it's the intangibles, the untouchables, the things that cannot be grasped or held, that are our real, our true harvest. Makes me wonder what I should be planting.

 Here are some of the interesting tangible (and intangible) things to be found at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, TN: a closeup of watershield growing upon the reservoir, a baying wolf, a sleepy owl, and a box turtle soaking up the sun resting on a log.

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