Friday, July 18, 2014

A Mid-Summer's Eve: Blackberries and Cream

"We see that the miraculous is not extraordinary but the common mode of existence.
It is our daily bread."

     -Wendell Berry


  1. This is an excerpt from Wendell Barry's larger quote on why the Bible is best read (and better understood) outdoors. He goes on to say: "Whoever really has considered the lilies of the field or the birds of the air and pondered the improbability of their existence in this warm world within the cold and empty stellar distances will hardly balk at the turning of water into wine - which was, after all, a very small miracle. We forget the greater and still continuing miracle by which water (with soil and sunlight) is turned into grapes.”