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To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very
superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the
child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who
has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes
part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson