Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy.

This also applies to Tulips also, obviously. #excessive #butinagoodway
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  • joynessthebraveBecause children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, "Do it again"; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy.

    This also applies to Tulips also, obviously. #excessive #butinagoodway

  • juleemmWhat a beautiful thing to ponder! Something fresh for me. Thank you for sharing this.
  • dailyjoyfulnessChesterton! I do love this quote!
  • jenndischerLove this quote!
  • vicky_janzenMy all time favourite Chesterton quote
  • audreyelizmlove.
  • pippanic❤️
  • hanson.johannaI love this quote and it makes me think of my dad who just suddenly passed away. He had an unusual quality of being able to take joy in the smallest things over and over and he was a magnet with kids.
  • naomiclaxtonAfter reading the same book three times to my little one this morning this feels so apt! Love the idea about daisies.
  • shesmilesatthefutureI love this quote! It hangs on the wall in my kids room.
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