“As a cloud crosses the sun, silence falls on London;
and falls on the mind. Effort ceases. Time flaps on the mast.
There we stop; there we stand.”
from Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf
"When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things"from The Peace of Wild Thingsby Wendell Berry