582. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~John Barrymore

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth

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Lingering in Happiness

After rain after many days without rain,
it stays cool, private and cleansed, under the trees,
and the dampness there, married now to gravity,
falls branch to branch, leaf to leaf, down to the ground

where it will disappear – but not, of course, vanish
except to our eyes. The roots of the oaks will have their share,
and the white threads of the grasses, and the cushion of moss;
a few drops, round as pearls, will enter the mole’s tunnel;

and soon so many small stones, buried for a thousand years,
will feel themselves being touched.

~Mary Oliver

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness… ~Excerpt from Ecclesiastes 2:26   ✝

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34 thoughts on “582. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~John Barrymore

  1. Very beautiful Natalie. I love the idea of trees and roots and growth. There’s a rich meaning hidden in the science of it all. Actually, not just in trees, but in so many things of nature. I have a sneaking suspicion that you already think that too?
    So lovely Natalie. And you know I love that photo too. You find such beautiful pics to include.
    Hugs and blessings and a very merry Christmas to you, my friend
    🙂 ❤


  2. Real happiness comes from the loftily standing beauties dearest Natalie !
    The orangish glow all over and the sparkling rain droplets lend magic and exhilaration ! Perhaps Mary Oliver was inspired by a similar creation …
    Take good care and enjoy the oncoming weekend ! Hugzzzzzzz & kizzzzzzzezz, Doda 🙂


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