Village: The Village Inn

what is the meaning of this quote:

Started by aducat50 avatar aducat50

the moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing

rachaelsa avatarrachaelsa said:

I would say that this is reminding us that beauty is discernible in the everyday and commonplace. Also to appreciate things for their own sakes without getting too preoccupied with the labeling and naming of things according to others' definitions.

amitkoth avataramitkoth said:

yes! agreed. simple sensual pleasures

Shannalyssy avatarShannalyssy said:

Yes, like Walt Whitman's "I Heard the Learned Astronomer" poem. Appreciate the aesthetics, don't worry about the details.

natekar avatarnatekar said:

I think this is the meaning: If you concentrate more on unnecessary things, you will loose real beauty.