Sylvia Plath says:

“Remember, remember,
this is now,
and now, and now.
Live it, feel it, cling to it.
I want to become
acutely aware of all
I’ve taken for granted.”

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Kafka says:

“If a man has
his eyes bound,
you can encourage
him as much as
you like to stare 
through the bandage,
but he’ll never see
anything.”

Kate Chopin says:

chopin“I wonder if anyone else 
has an ear so tuned
and sharpened as I have,

to detect the music,
not of the spheres, 

but of earth,
subtleties of major and minor chord

that the wind strikes upon the tree branches.
Have you ever heard the earth breathe… ?”