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Ruskin Bond: I savor glimmers of transcendence

Ruskin Bond writes about those peak experiences we’d all like to have many more of!

Such moments come to most of us – moments when we feel deeply moved or inspired, and when time seems to stand still so that we may savor and preserve in our minds a glimpse of eternity.

They come but rarely, these glimmers – raindrops on a sunflower, or the fragrance of the first summer rain on parched earth, the song of the whistling thrush emerging like a sweet secret from a dark forest.

Or the joy after hearing a child’s laughter: moments when heaven is here, compensating for the irritations and petty disasters humans create around themselves.

When all the wars are done, a butterfly will still be beautiful.

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