My humanity is bound up in yours,
for we can only be human together.
For I have learned to look on nature,
not as an hour of thoughtless youth,
but hearing oftentimes the still,
sad music of humanity.
We ought to think that we are one of the leaves
of a tree, and the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the others,
without the tree.
We are all cells in the same
body of humanity.
Love and compassion are necessities,
not luxuries. Without them
humanity cannot survive.
If we want to discover the full potential
in our humanity, we need to celebrate
those heartbreaking strengths and
those glorious disabilities we all have.
It is our humanity and all the potential
within that makes us beautiful.
On way or another, we all have to find what
best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life, and
dedicate ourselves to that.
Love is the crowning grace of humanity,
the holiest right of the soul, the golden link
which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming
principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life,
and is prophetic of eternal good.
Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it
can we see, hear and feel it when it comes to us.
Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise,
whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy.
It will open a new place in our hearts, a place
where we can welcome new friends and
celebrate for fully our shared humanity.
We cannot despair of humanity,
since we are all human beings.
The summer has been a busy one and I didn’t have much time for blogging. When I saw this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme it seemed like the perfect time to get back at it. These are a sampling of the photos showing my beautiful summer in The Land Of Enchantment (and Wisconsin). Enjoying humanity at its finest. I am blessed!