what has always been

Again I resume the long
lesson: how small a thing
can be pleasing, how little
in this hard world it takes
to satisfy the mind
and bring it to its rest.

What more did I
think I wanted? Here is
what has always been.
Here is what will always

-Wendell Berry

Another perfect passage I found (how did I not know this?  Berry is one of my favorites!) on First Sip.

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  1. My husband is also a fan of Wendell Berry. We moved here to KY a little over a year ago and have since ventured out to Henry County several times, especially to visit the Berry Center. It is a pleasure to see Mr. Berry and know that our toddler has grown accustomed to visiting him in his homeplace.

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