Rejoicing in the Heavens & Suns

Galaxy by RivyInRivendell

Would one think it possible for a man to delight in gauderies like a butterfly, and neglect the Heavens? Did we not daily see it, it would be incredible. They rejoice in a piece of gold more than in the Sun; and get a few little glittering stones and call them jewels. And admire them because they be resplendent like the stars, and transparent like the air, and pellucid like the sea.

– Thomas Traherne (1637-1674) English poet, mystic, philosopher.

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