Thursday, August 07, 2003

The Seeing Eye

I know a man who has lived on one farm half a century. He sleeps in the room in which he was born in the dark. Yet his lambs and his pigs, the velvety roll of new sprouting wheat, the procession of seasons, the apple trees he palnted and has watched for years -- all are new to him each day. I have seen him stand and look at his sheep as if he were a city man long shut out from such sights. A sunset or a sunrise is to him a miracle new-performed each day. That man has the seeing eye. -- Detroit News
Published in the April 19, 1912 edition of the Carbon County News, which I found through the Utah Digital Newspapers project. Very cool.

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