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We must learn to acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.

Source: The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Annie Dillard: “We watch the weather. Otherwise, creation would be playing to an empty house.”