“Sukadeva Gosvami said: Thus the Vrndavana forest was filled with transparent autumnal waters and cooled by breezes perfumed with the fragrance of lotus flowers growing in the clear lakes. The infallible Lord, accompanied by His cows and cowherd boyfriends, entered that Vrndavana forest.”

Srimad Bhagvatam 10.21.1

“Today, Father, this blue sky lauds you. The delicate green and orange flowers of  the tulip poplar tree praise you. The distant blue hills praise you, together with the sweet-smelling air that is full of brilliant light. The bickering flycatchers praise you with the lowing cattle and the quails that whistle over there.

“I too,  Father, praise you, with all these my brothers, and they give voice to my own heart and to my own silence. We are all one silence, and a diversity of voices.”

Merton, Thomas. Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (New York: Image, 1968) 177

“Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.”

Psalm 69: 34

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