Sculptor Ann Fleming sent me this quote by Dostoyevsky from "The Brothers Karamozov".
"All is an Ocean. All flows and connects so powerfully that if, in this life, you manage to become more gracious by even a drop, it is better for every bird, child, and animal your life touches than you will ever know. Start praying to birds in ecstasy! Cherish this ecstasy, however senseless it may seem to people!"