Thursday, November 24, 2011


Rarest of Gifts

John Burroughs, Ways of Nature (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1905), p. 238:
The power to see straight is the rarest of gifts; to see no more and no less than is actually before you; to be able to detach yourself and see the thing as it actually is, uncolored or unmodified by your own sentiments or prepossessions.

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