"The silence of landscape conceals vast presence. Place is not simply location. A place is a profound individuality. Its surface texture of grass and stone is blessed by rain, wind, and light. With complete attention, landscape celebrates the liturgy of the seasons, giving itself unreservedly to the passion of the goddess. The shape of a landscape is an ancient and silent form of consciousness. Mountains are hugh contemplatives. Rivers and streams offer voice; they are the tears of the earth’s joy and despair. The earth is full of soul."
— John O’Donohue,
from “The Celtic Underworld as Resonance,” in Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
(Source: apoetreflects, via jeanetteleblanc)