Category Archives: EMPATHY

Who hears the fishes when they cry? [Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862),

If you'd learn patience superfine, 
Go you to fish with rod and line. 

It is helpful to have a companion.

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“He didn’t like to see animals in captivity. When he looked into their eyes, something in their eyes looked back at him.”
― Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea

“In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.” ― Kobayashi Issa

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“True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person. Henri Nouwen has described it as receiving the stranger on his own terms, and asserts that it can be offered only by those who ‘have found the centre of their lives in their own hearts’.”
Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography