Thursday, March 10, 2011

Evening beauty

Sometimes nature is so beautiful that I forget her fierce aspect, that brings floods, earthquakes and cyclones.
There's something about a new moon that always moves me: seeing that clear slice of silver in the sky, and feeling a new cycle begin.
When the new moon is combined with a sunset like this, it takes my breath away.
And the following night, here it is again, though without the moon because the clouds were gathering.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone
with the heavens, nature and God.
 Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.  I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. 
                                                                                 - Anne Frank 


Anonymous said...

From life cycle renewal with your sliver of moon, to the hopeful quote of Anne Frank, your post has an amazing and uplifting quality for me, Juliet. Thank you.

Juliet said...

Thank you Penny. Yes, Anne Frank's words are amazingly hopeful, aren't they, especially with regards to the circumstances she was in.

Anne Ruffell said...

What wonderful sunsets. And I love the quote from Ann Frank and agree with the healing nature of being in a naturally calm and beautiful place. Not only can it bring solace but also great joy.