518. It is necessary to find the infinitely large in the infinitely small, to feel the presence of God. ~Pythagoras

Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting,
and autumn a mosaic of them all.
-Stanley Horowitz

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Before one season passes into another, some of what has been comes along with the new blessings and before long the coming one begins easing its gifts into place. For example ripening rose hips are a part of winter’s etching, roses are a continuing bestowal of springtime’s watercolor epic, the now sighing-in-the-wind ornamental grasses appeared on summer’s brush-stroked canvas, and little purple asters aswarm with bees are securing their place in autumn’s developing mosaic, a mosaic not too different from the section of a pieced quilt like the one in the photo.

…the discipline of blessings is to taste
each moment, the bitter, the sour, the sweet
and the salty, and be glad for what does not
hurt. The art is in compressing attention
to each little and big blossom of the tree
of life, to let the tongue sing each fruit,
its savor, its aroma and its use.
~Marge Piercy

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. ~Ephesians 1:3   ✝

** Image is a piece of a Barbara Olson quilt pinned on Pinterest

32 thoughts on “518. It is necessary to find the infinitely large in the infinitely small, to feel the presence of God. ~Pythagoras

  1. Oooo, another beauty—I love the imagery of quilts and mosaics–the intricacies of tiny random pieces being put together joining together to create a larger wonderment—especially when viewed from a distance—–up close, just little random pieces and colors, back up and it’s a wonder of imagery— a beautiful analogy of Nature’s beauty at the hand of a masterful Creator–
    Love to you Natalie—Julie


  2. What a beautiful and radiant picture! Pythagore was a great mathematician & philosopher. I admire his wisdom. Merci encore, merci toujours :-)♥♥


  3. Autumn’s mosaic is my favorite. As always, the quotes you shared were perfectly wonderful, and your words, expression and description of life, as it be – as the 4 seasons are life, were melodic. So beautiful, your writing is genuinely beautiful and can be felt as a touch more than a word. ❤ 😉


  4. Wonderful N. I love the picture too. I think I just might pin that and try it out with my kids, something like this. We were just looking up kid’s projects today on mosaics. My daughter is very crafty. Loves to draw, color, cut, paste, etc.
    Thanks Natalie.
    🙂 ❤


  5. Enchanted by the colourful patterns of your Sun’s rays,by the sublime quotes included and by the Divine Enlightenment you get through our Lord’s Power …
    A blanket thank you Natalie for all the beauty and wisdom you share with us !
    Cordial greetings from Pythagoras birthplace 🙂 xxx


  6. This was so beautiful. One of the things that I makes your blog special is that it reveals so much beauty. It shows us that there is so much that can be appreciated in so many different settings.

    Hugs and blessings,


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