“The Mysterious” | Anthony Satori
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
— Albert Einstein
“Silver Rabbit and Blue Dog” | Anthony Satori
“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.”
— e. e. cummings
Seek beauty, and the universe will show you beauty. Seek goodness, and the universe will surround you with goodness. Strive for knowledge and wisdom, and the universe will reveal its mysteries to you. Strive to be a source of kindness and joy, and the universe will enfold you in wonder.
“Bluegreen Hummingbird” | Anthony Satori
“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.”
— Lord Byron
“Plume” | Anthony Satori
“I am not sure exactly what Heaven will be like, but I know that when it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ Rather, He will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?'”
— Mother Teresa
“Artemis” | Anthony Satori
“Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets [of nature] have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them?”
— Orville Wright, co-inventor of the first airplane. (1903)
Nature holds so many wonderful mysteries. It’s like a giant cosmic Easter Egg hunt that has been carefully set in place for us to enjoy, and I picture a benevolent Creator just sitting back and watching, with pleasure and pride, as we seek — and gradually discover — the endless gifts and surprises that have been hidden for us throughout nature, around the universe, and even within our own souls.
Historical Note: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, which sent two American astronauts to walk on the moon for the first time in human history. Just this week, as well, a brand new mission has been announced by NASA, scheduled to return humans to the moon by 2024. This new mission is called Artemis. In Greek mythology, Artemis is the godess of wilderness, exploration, archery, and the moon. She is also the twin sister of Apollo.
“In Sunlight” | Anthony Satori
“Who can leap the world’s ties and sit with me among white clouds?”
— Han Shan (Taoist poet, c. 900 A.D.)
“Restful Contours” | Anthony Satori
“A finely tempered nature longs to escape from one’s noisy, cramped surroundings into the silence of the high mountains, where the eye ranges freely through the still, pure air and fondly traces out the restful contours apparently built for eternity.”
— Albert Einstein