"We're both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We're connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it towards me."
"Night jessamine has a perfume of the full moon. It's phantasmagoric and a bit frightening and is for people who like danger. It only emerges at night with its dizzying scent. Night jessamine is silent. And also belongs to the deserted street corner and in the dark and the gardens of houses whose lights are off and windows are shut. It's highly dangerous: it's a whistle in the dark, which no one can bear. But I can bear it because I love danger."
a flower is not a flower. It is made only of non-flower elements - sunshine, clouds, time, space, earth, minerals, gardeners, and so on. A true flower contains the whole universe. If we return any one of these non-flower elements to its source, there will be no flower.
"Action on behalf of life transforms. Because the relationship between self and the world is reciprocal, it is not a question of first getting enlightened or saved and then acting. As we work to heal the earth, the earth heals us."
Robin Wall Kimmerer
"To distinguish means to filter, to distill this continuous flux of the essence of things, to concentrate it into an image. To perceive the world in depth means to be touched and penetrated by it to the point of being changed and modified by it. For a sessile being, knowing the world coincides with a variation of its own form--a metamorphosis provoked by the outside. This is what one calls sex: the supreme form of sensibility, that which allows us to conceive of the other at the very moment when the other modifies our way of being and obliges us to go, to change, to become other."
"There is human time and there is wild time. When I was a child in the north woods, before I learned there were four seasons to a year, I thought there were dozens...The psyches and souls of [people] also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place" - Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph. D