Beauty, God, Sherlock Holmes

The Moss Rose

“There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion,” said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. “It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”

A beautiful Sherlock Holmes quote I do believe. I’ve always had a love for flowers and I really appreciate this take on the purpose of them. I’ve been reading Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and The Return of Sherlock Holmes this past week and now that I am done I will go on to the next Volume of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The past couple weeks I’ve been away enjoying Nature and God and Music, as well as Sherlock Holmes. I will tell more about it once I’ve had rest.