Have you ever tried to sit in a secluded place and think about nature, the
world around you with its countries and their different environments,
different sceneries -- how the plants pop up one after another without
anyone's support for growth -- the people with different faces; handsome,
ugly, smart, ignorant, etc.?
     If you haven't you may be abnormal. If you'll just take about half an
hour and think of these things you'll realize that no human being can make
such things. Then you will find yourself close to God. You will think of
praying and giving thanks for the varied life we have.

--CHIRIKAR UEDA

[Photograph: Robert Wenkham from Micronesia: Island Wilderness]