So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the
forest. As a husband embraces his wifeâ€™s body in faithful
tenderness, so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still,
high, light of the morning.
I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and
absorbed. A longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth,
water, sky, and returned by the whispers of the trees, the fragrance of
the soil, the caresses of the wind, the embrace of water and light.
Content? No, no, no â€“ but refreshed, rested â€“ while waiting.
~ Dag Hammarskjold
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