Quote Of The Day — December 17, 2014

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

Ray Bradbury,  (22 August 1920 – 5 June 2012)  Fahrenheit 451


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7 Responses to Quote Of The Day — December 17, 2014

  1. CW says:

    That’s a nice one, Grouchy. I feel like planting something!

  2. Grouchy says:

    😀 Petunias in an onion patch would be a wonderful start, CW~! 🙂
    There is so much hidden in this quote, it’s amazing, isn’t it~!~?
    Thank You, CW, and have a Wondoriously Grandiferous Day~!

  3. upaces88 says:

    We all need to learn how to treat each day as IF it were our last day on Earth.
    When we actually pay attention ;to the scent of flowers is much sweeter.
    The sun becomes even more beautiful.
    The stars become the lights of Angels.

  4. captbogus2 says:

    May your first check bounce 30 minutes after the back hoe has returned to the garage.

  5. Grouchy says:

    😀 Let’s hope NONE of them bounce – given OR received~!

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