The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air—A few photos taken along the Wimpole Way

That's where I was!
I took a spin over to the hill overlooking Wimpole Hall along the Wimpole Way on the Copenhagen-Pedersen. A splendid day, two hours of which were spent in the shade of the trees accompanied by the sound of singing birds and reading through a quite remarkable book, Søren Kierkegaard's "The Lily of the Field and the Bird of the Air" in a new translation by Bruce H. Kirmmse (Princeton University Press, 2016). I really couldn't have picked a better time or place to read these three little discourses and I have the feeling that today is going to be one of those days that stays with me for the rest of my life. Really, it was that wonderful and surprising. But more of that later, perhaps . . .

Although I simply cannot fault Kirmmse's beautiful translation I did find myself disagreeing with his introduction in which he compares and contrasts Kierkegaard with Henry David Thoreau. I was not at all convinced that Kierkegaard and Thoreau were as far apart in their outlooks as Kirmmse wants to make them but, again, more of that later, perhaps . . .

For now, let the photos I took along the way suffice. They were all taken with an IPhone 6+. The colour photo and pano used the standard Apple camera app whilst the black and whites were taken with the Argentum Camera App. Just click on a photo to enlarge it. Enjoy!

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The view over Wimpole where I ate my lunch and read Kierkegaard

Not quite a lily! But dandelions can teach us the same lesson—silence, obedience and joy
 



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