The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Acting Like Humans

The more times I watch this, the more I see and the better I feel. It's the best of humanity on display, and it sometimes seems to be slipping away. The scenes seem to be something out of the past, something we remember so fondly and took for granted, and miss so much now.

Which is why the young person at the 4:25 mark is so important to me, and to all of us.

Russia doesn't get much good press in the western world, but this video speaks volumes of good about Russians.


Barkbeetle said...

Thanks. We need reminders like this that the world is still a good place and there are good people in it.

Anonymous said...

maybe there is hope for this world yet.

Kathleen Bouthillier said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. In our Road-Rage-Filled-Rat-Race society, we tend to forget that there is a real world outside our car windows, with real people, who have real needs, and the smallest gestures of human kindness can make a real difference.