Science is thought by some to be dry, technical, and quantitative. It is not. Study is exaltation. Fact is miracle. Number is portal. Understanding is joy.

Poetry and spirituality are thought by some to be abstract, ethereal, private. They are not. Nature is language. Mind is sensual. Soul is earth. Transcendance is practical.

Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale, The Paradise Notebooks: 90 Miles across the Sierra Nevada