“There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature
cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, — my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space,
— all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball. I am nothing. I see all.
The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or particle of God.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature 1836 —