I am one of Nature’s children…. And wherever I see her, emotions of pleasure roll in my breast, and swell and burst like waves on the shores of the ocean, in prayer and praise to Him who has placed me in her hand. It is thought great to be born in palaces, surrounded with wealth but to be born in Nature’s wide domain is greater still!
Wherever I (God) gave special grace
I sought for the lowest and smallest and most hidden.
– Mechthild of Magdeburg