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Saturday, April 15, 2006

"What a lovely thing a rose is...There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion. It can be built up as exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. It's smell and it's colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness that gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers."
~ Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Naval Treaty.

posted by Birgit
3 comments at 10:00 AM

Wonderful quote, Birgit! Thank you!
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Reminds me of something Roy wrote a while back about extravagant beauty...
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