WORDS OF NOTE

What I call innocence is the spirit's unself-conscious state at any moment of pure devotion to any object. It is at once a receptiveness and total concentration.

Annie Dillard, American author and poet

From 'Pilgrim at Tinker Creek' (1974).

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