Remember how to be small when needed

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(Photograph: Butterfly house Callaway Gardens, Pine Mt., Ga/ Julie Cook/ 2013)


“We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are. We adults, on the other hand, have outgrown them and have to lower ourselves to stoop down to them. It seems to me that the grass hates us when we confess our love for it. Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember the importance of seeing the world, from time to time, as through the eyes of a child.

4 comments on “Remember how to be small when needed

  1. Elina says:

    A gorgeous photo of the butterfly! I like the quote and your thoughts also a lot 🙂

  2. Val says:

    From time to time? I spent my afternoon yesterday in the company of live butterflies and not-so-live dinosaurs while being a museum rat at the Natural History Museum. Nodanger in forgetting this here. Have a great photo of my own from that trip too BTW. Blessings for your day. Cute guinea pigs send their regards.

  3. opreach says:

    You must have had a wonderful time at the Butterfly House!! Beautiful.

    • Oh we did indeed have a delightful visit!! I had some friends from England in town visiting and we took them to Callaway to see the Butterfly house—so very peaceful and lovely—I’m glad you enjoy the images…

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