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“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.”
“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.”
“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.