Pavilion of the Lotus Pond

“Silence is our deepest nature, our home, our common
ground, our peace. Silence reveals. Silence heals.”
– Gunilla Norris


The Old Rain Tree

“It seemed a strange thing to him, when earth was earth and rain was rain, that scrawny pines should grow in the scrub, while by every branch and lake and river there grew magnolias. Dogs were the same everywhere, and oxen and mules and horses. But trees were different in different places.”
– Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings