Quote of the Week

The beauty of the garden, or of anything else in our lives, awakens something within us beyond our daily concerns. When we are engaged with beauty, we can opt out of our ordinary distractions. Beauty gives us the possibility of getting away from the small sense of ourselves and to become connected with nature and with the larger world.

Excerpted from:

The Sound of Cherry Blossoms: Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design
by Alxe Noden and Martin Hakubai Mosko,
page 27