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“Slowly, gradually, he detached himself, breathing less and less, fainter and fainter; then was he off and free, like a dry leaf from the tree, floating down and away.”
“One can savor sights and sounds more deeply when one gets really old. It may be the last time you see a sunset, a tree, the snow, or know winter. The sea, a lake, all become as in childhood, magical and a great wonder; then seen for the first time, now perhaps for the last. Music, bird songs, the wind, the waves: One listens to tones with deeper delight and appreciation — 'loving well,' to borrow from Shakespeare's seventy-third sonnet, 'that which I must leave ere long.'”
“If a recipe cannot be written on the face of a 3 by 5 card, off with its head.”
Helen Nearing, U.S. back-to-the-land proponent
(1904 - 1995)