If You Don’t Want Paradise, You Are Not Human

Cabot’s Pueblo in Desert Hot Springs CA. Iphone6s iColorama app

The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible:

The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.

If you don’t want paradise, you are not human;

and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.

– Thomas Moore, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 101