white dogwood flower

Love is Her Signature


“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

~John Keats

“After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”

~Henry David Thoreau


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


“God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.”

-Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther


“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

-John Muir, 1913, in L.M. Wolfe, ed., John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938


“Children learn to be relaxed in all circumstances. Whatever you do and whatever you are, relax and you will see how powerful it is. The art of relaxation brings out the power that exists within you. Through relaxation you can experience your infinite capacities. It is the art of making your mind still, and of focusing all your energy on the work you are doing, whatever it may be. Thus you will be able to bring out all your potential. Once you learn this art, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly. For example, you want to memorize a speech or a poem; so you sit down and relax, dropping everything else from your mind, and you go through the subject just once – not a hundred times while forgoing food and sleep – and you get it, once and for all. It stays with you forever. Within the human mind infinite capacities lie hidden. It can accommodate the entire universe and all the knowledge in it. But we haven’t learned the art of tapping into infinite power of the mind.”

—Amma, “Awaken Children Vol. 8”


“Breathing in, I see myself as a flower.
Breathing out, I feel fresh.

-Thich Nhat Hanh


I have made this into a greeting card called “Love is Her Signature.”