• Of two men looking at a green field, one estimates its yield in bushels and calculates the price of the bushels in silver and in gold. The other drinks the greenness of the field with his eye, and kisses every blade with his thought, and fraternizes in his soul with every rootlet and pebble, and every clod of earth.

    Mikhail Naimy (2011). “The Book of Mirdad: The strange story of a monastery which was once called The Ark”, p.116, Duncan Baird Publishers