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Harvest and the Human Spirit: Henry Beston on How Our Relationship to the Earth Reveals Us to Ourselves
Harvest and the Human Spirit: Henry Beston on How Our Relationship to the Earth Reveals Us to Ourselves

“If we are to live and have something to live for, let us remember, all of us, that we are the servants as well as the masters of our fields.”

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Solstice, Seasonality, and the Human Spirit: A Beautiful 1948 Meditation
Solstice, Seasonality, and the Human Spirit: A Beautiful 1948 Meditation

“As never before, our world needs warmth in its cold, metallic heart, warmth to go on and face what has been made of human life, warmth to remain humane and kind.”

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Henry Beston on Whimsicality, the Limits of Knowledge, and What Science Is and Isn’t
Henry Beston on Whimsicality, the Limits of Knowledge, and What Science Is and Isn’t

“A world without wonder, and a way of mind without wonder, becomes a world without imagination, and without imagination man is a poor and stunted creature.”

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Henry Beston on Happiness, Simplicity, and the Sacredness of Smallness
Henry Beston on Happiness, Simplicity, and the Sacredness of Smallness

“The emotions have … their own sense of scale. In the emotional world a small thing can touch the heart and the imagination every bit as much as something impressively gigantic.”

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Henry Beston on Human Nature and the Power of Community
Henry Beston on Human Nature and the Power of Community

“Perhaps there is still time to take a stand for the Kingdom of Life; it needs defenders. Perhaps, mighty as its enemies may be, allies will come who are even mightier.”

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Henry Beston’s Beautiful 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Humanity by Breaking the Tyranny of Technology and Relearning to Be Nurtured by Nature
Henry Beston’s Beautiful 1948 Manifesto for Reclaiming Our Humanity by Breaking the Tyranny of Technology and Relearning to Be Nurtured by Nature

“Oh, work that is done in freedom out of doors, work that is done with the body’s and soul’s goodwill, work that is an integral part of life and is done with friends — is there anything so good?”

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