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Wise Words Wednesday: Love and compassion for all living things

Wise Words Wednesday: Love and compassion should extend to all living things

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Some very wise words to contemplate…

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.– Albert Schweitzer

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
 — Charles Darwin

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The Irish love of nature

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to fellow nature lovers, like the Irish

Saucer magnolia under blue sky webMy blog is about celebrating the natural beauty all around us in Florida. Maybe it’s my Irish heritage that strengthens my love of nature. So, for St. Patrick’s Day, I honor the Irish love of nature. They know a lot about natural beauty…and have celebrated nature for centuries in verse.

In the introduction to Selections from Ancient Irish Poetry (1911), author Kuno Meyer writes,

In Nature poetry the Gaelic muse may vie with that of any other nation. Indeed, these poems occupy a unique position in the literature of the world. To seek out and watch and love Nature, in its tiniest phenomena as in its grandest, was given to no people so early and so fully as to the Celt. Many hundreds of Gaelic and Welsh poems testify to this fact (p. xii).

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