For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies…
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise…
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.
When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity. So, when we wholly concentrate, like a child in play, or an artist at work, then we share in the act of creating. We not only escape time, we escape our self-conscious selves – Madeleine L’Engle