Wednesday, January 24, 2007

It’s interesting that the most beautiful things in the world don’t do much of anything at all. In fact, they’re beautiful precisely because they don’t do anything. Their quiet, do-nothing approach to existence – their utter serenity – is what makes them so appealing. Think of a beautiful mountain lake. What does it do all day? What does it accomplish ? At the end of a day, could we make a list of all the jobs a lake had carried out? No, the lake just pretty much sits there all day and all night, and that’s what gives rise to its irresistible loveliness.

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