The beauty of sand and sea, the desert's sweeping majesty, and the seemingly infinite ocean have the power to reach deep into the soul. For centuries they have inspired poets, writers, musicians, scientists, and philosophers to the heights of eloquence. Featuring evocative quotations culled from many cultures, this visually exquisite volume offers daily meditations involving the unique spirits of these natural wonders. Look upon the deserts of the Middle East and see the birthplace of three of the great world religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Travel to the quiet desert of the American Southwest, or to the Australian outback for Aboriginal dreamtime. Writings include Arab proverbs, the words of Omar Khayyam, Native American wisdom, Sufi teachings, and selections from the Gospel. Or, peer into the often impenetrable depths of seas and ponder words drawn from Hindu scripture, the wisdom of Tao, Celtic literature, psalms, and the poems of Byron, Wordsworth, Dickinson, Shakespeare, and others. A testament to stir the human imagination.
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