Pond. - Nature is constantly original - and inventing new patterns, like a mechanic in his shop. When the overhanging pine drops into the water, by the action of the sun and the wind rubbing it on the shore - its boughs are worn white and smooth - and assume fantastic forms, as if turned by a lathe.
All things indeed are subjected to a rotary motion - either gradual and partial or rapid and complete - From the planet and system to the symplest shell fish and pebbles on the beach. As if all beauty resulted from an object turning on its own axis - or others turning about it. It establishes a new centre in the universe. As all curves have reference to their centres or foci - so all beauty of character has reference to the soul - and is a graceful gesture of recognition a waving of the body toward it.