Friday, May 10, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

All Times and Seasons

All times and seasons are moral; the serene and bright morning; that wakening of all Nature to life; that silence of the early dawn, as it were the silence of expectation; that freshening glow, that new inspiration of life, as if it came from the breath of heaven; but the holy eventide also, its cooling breeze, its falling shade; its hushed and sober hour; the sultry noontide, too, and the solemn midnight; and springtime and chastening autumn; and summer that unbars our gates and carries us forth amidst the ever-renewed wonders of the world; and winter that gathers us around the evening hearth; all these, as they pass, touch by turns the springs of the spiritual life in us, and are conducting that life to good or evil.

Orville Dewey (1794-1882)

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