25 May 2009

How beautiful the outside world can be!

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite authors and philosophers, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803). I must confess that it is his essays that make me fan. "Self Reliance" is my favorite, but "Nature" is another good one. So in honor of his birthday I have decided to include some nature editorials.

"A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the finest of the fine arts."

"A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic."

"A good indignation brings out all one's powers."

"A fly is as untamable as a hyena."

"A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us."

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature"


caroline said...

i liked that one: A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature!
the pictures are so beautiful!

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Amelia said...

I'm a big fan of the American transcendentalists. I keep meaning to read some Emerson essays--they're on my reading list, but there are so many other things, too. Beautiful editorials!

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dapper kid said...

The second and third photographs are so fantastic :) And Emerson's writing is so beautiful.