Sunday, April 22, 2007

More things are learnt in the woods...

...than from books; trees and rocks will teach you things not to be heard elsewhere. You will see for yourself that honey may be gathered from stones and oil from the hardest rock.

The words are those of St. Bernard of Clairvaux in a letter to a young monk. They borrow from the Old Testament. Some of you will recognize the epigraph from Honey From Stone. Can we learn more from twining plants than from Holy Books? Do pigeons and geese teach us as much as preachers and prophets? See this week's Musing.

As usual, thanks to Anne for gracing the site with her Sunday art. Click to enlarge.