Hearing the Grass Grow


"... if we had a keen vision and feeling
of all ordinary human life,
it would be like hearing the grass grow
and the squirrel's heart beat,
and we should die of that roar
which lies on the other side of silence. ..."

... from Middlemarch by George Eliot (Mary Evans), Chapter XX.

(cf Remember Me (1999-05-21), My Religion (2000-11-06), Terrible Obstacles (2000-11-17), Painting versus Writing (2006-03-29), ...) - ^z - 2020-02-08