Could A Vase of Roses…

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

summer Umbrian beauty

Few authors have inspired me more than Thoreau.  I find inspiration and wisdom every single time I reread his observations and thoughts.  My personal Walden surrounds me at Genius Loci, its beauty never failing to inspire thoughts of the beauty of utter simplicity.  Could a vase of roses be anymore stunning than a vase of these weeds?  If we have eyes and heart…and humility to see…we cannot help but marvel at the beauty of exquisite and utter simplicity!