“Calvin: Look, a dead bird!
Hobbes: It must’ve hit a window.
Calvin: Isn’t it beautiful? It’s so delicate. Sighhh… once it’s too late, you appreciate what a miracle life is. You realize that nature is ruthless and our existence is very fragile, temporary, and precious. But to go on with your daily affairs, you can’t really think about that…which is probably why everyone takes the world for granted and why we act so thoughtlessly. It’s very confusing. I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up.
Hobbes: No doubt.”—Bill Watterson, There’s Treasure Everywhere: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection (via liquidnight)
This is a very interesting article. It doesn’t make it sound like Harry Potter is a “Christian” book or anything. It doesn’t make any stretches in its comparisons. It just points out some of the core values that both books share.
Rather the flight of the bird passing and leaving no trace
Than creatures passing, leaving tracks on the ground.
The bird goes by and forgets, which is as it should be.
The creature, no longer there, and so, perfectly useless,
Shows it was there — also perfectly useless.
Remembering betrays Nature,
Because yesterday’s Nature is not Nature,
What’s past is nothing and remembering is not seeing.
Sufjan Stevens - All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
If I am alive this time next year Will I have arrived in time to share? Mine is about as good this far I’m still applied to what You are And I am joining all my thoughts to You And I’m preparing every part for You.
I heard from the trees a great parade And I heard from the hills a band was made Will I be invited to the sound? Will I be a part of what You’ve made? And I am throwing all my thoughts away And I’m destroying every bet I’ve made And I am joining all my thoughts to You And I’m preparing every part for You.