Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jul 2, 2015-- Under pressure, Oxford University Press revealed a list of the entries it no longer felt relevant to a modern-day childhood, including acorn, bluebell, buttercup, dandelion, ivy, lark, and mistletoe. The outdoor and the natural are displaced by the indoor and the virtual -- a small but significant symptom of the simulated life we increasingly live. And what is lost is the power that certain terms possess to enchant our relations with nature and place. (7110 reads)
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Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
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