Sunday Dinner: Considering Our Place


“Consider your own place

in the universal oneness of which we are all a part,

from which we all arise,

and to which we all return.”


David Fontana



“The Destiny of Man is to unite,

not to divide.

If you keep on dividing

you end up as a collection of monkeys

throwing nuts at each other

out of separate trees.”


T.H. White



“This is my country,

that is your country;

these are the conceptions of narrow souls –

to the liberal minded

the whole world is a family.”


Virchand Raghavji Gandhi



“And in the case of superior things like stars,

we discover a kind of unity in separation.

The higher we rise on the scale of being,

the easier it is to discern a connection

even among things separated by vast distances.”


Marcus Aurelius



“A choir is made up of many voices,

including yours and mine.

If one by one all go silent

then all that will be left are the soloists.

Don’t let a loud few

determine the nature of the sound.

It makes for poor harmony

and diminishes the song.”


Vera Nazarian



“Each person you meet
is an aspect of yourself,
clamoring for love.”


Eric Micha’el Leventhal



“I say to you all, once again –

– in the light of Lord Voldemort’s return,

we are only as strong as we are united,

as weak as we are divided.

Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading

discord and enmity is very great.

We can fight it only by showing

an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all

if our aims are identical

and our hearts are open.”


  J.K. Rowling



“Pit race against race, religion against religion,

prejudice against prejudice.

Divide and conquer!

We must not let that happen here.”


Eleanor Roosevelt



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2020


“I felt knowledge and the unity of the world

circulate in me

like my own blood.”

Hermann Hesse




About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Considering Our Place

  1. Welcomed thoughts for reflection💕

    • ❤ ❤ ❤ It is so good to hear from you, Jane. Are you and your family doing OK?

      • We seem to be coping well with all the challenges… all things considered. I’m grateful the family is well and that we have a home located on in a setting surrounded by nature. Please tell me how you and family are doing.💕

        • Jane, we are doing fine. Thank you for asking. I’m so grateful, like you, to live in a natural setting where we can get outside and get some exercise without having to go anywhere. Our extended family is doing OK, too, I”m so happy to say. I have grocery shopping down to once every few weeks and otherwise rarely go out, except to work at the garden- and that before visitors arrive. It is lonely, Jane, but the best we can do at the moment. Please take good care of yourself and I’ll look forward to checking in with you again soon. ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. These flowers are so pretty!

  3. Great and timely quotes to accompany your lovely photos!

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