WEMH #076 Lessons on Happiness from Helen Keller
About her garden: "It is just a pile of sun, songs, blossoms and butterflies, for what else matters?"
In the oldest wood I know a brooklet
That bubbles over stones and roots,
And ripples out of hollow places,
Like music out of flutes.
There creeps the pungent breath of cedars,
Rich coolness wraps the air about
While through clear pools electric flashes
Betray the watchful trout.
I know where wild things lurk and linger
In groves as gray and grand as time;
I know where God has written poems
Too strong for words or rhyme.
WEMH #171 The Nuremberg Stove
I know it's summer--but stories are good year round, aren't they? Here is a story that goes along with this month's topic of Germany. But it really has to do with the healing powers of beauty and art in our lives.
WEMH #175 Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy: Where Love Is, There God Is Also
You may recognize Tolstoy as the author of War and Peace. Did you know Tolstoy had a deep interest in the education of young children? You just may recognize some WEH principles he embraced.