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Bonaro Overstreet

  • Autumn, a season of earth's maturing, asks that we also be mature. For upon our human nature it makes a double demand. It asks that we prepare for the future — that we be wise in the ways of garnering and keeping. But it also asks that we learn to let go — to acknowledge the beauty of sparseness.

    • Bonaro Overstreet,
    • "Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness," in Jean Beaven Abernethy, Meditations for Women ()
  • October is a symphony of permanence and change, of one rich mood played off against another, of silence played off against earth's flutes and trumpets and violins.

    • Bonaro Overstreet,
    • "Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness," in Jean Beaven Abernethy, Meditations for Women ()
  • The person at whom we smile, smiles back. In one sense, he smiles at us. In a deeper sense, his smile reports the sudden well-being we have enabled him to experience. He smiles because our smile has made him feel smile-deserving. We have, so to speak, picked him out of the crowd. We have differentiated him and given him individual status.

Bonaro Overstreet, U.S. writer, educator

(1902 - 1985)

Full name: Bonaro Wilkinson Overstreet.