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A soul hidden in everything

Green lane

“How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.”  - Frances Hodgson Burnett (from A Little Princess)

A green lane in Devon

My prayer this morning: Let me learn the language of trees, birds, dogs, grey stones, black beetles, green grass, and all living things. And when I'm fluent in those languages, let me translate them faithfully into stories and paintings.

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