Friday, June 5, 2020

Nature & Our Needs | Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts have been concerned with extraneous incidents for some part of the time, for some other part I lead them back again to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to myself. Nature has in motherly fashion observed this principle, that the actions she has enjoined on us for our needs should also give us pleasure; and she invites us to them not only through reason, but also through appetite. It is wrong to infringe her laws. 
~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Cottonwood veil in the Tijuana Estuary, southwesternmost California