It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon, however familiar, from a point a hair's breadth aside from our habitual path of routine, to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance. To perceive freshly, with fresh senses is to be inspired.
"To him whom contemplates a trait of natural beauty, no harm nor despair can come. The doctrines of despair, spiritual or political servitude, were never taught by those who shared the serenity of Nature. For each phase of Nature, though not invisible, is yet not too distinct or obtrusive. It is there to be found when we look for it, but not too demanding of our attention."
In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.