The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or change: it passes, as we do, from one stage to the another, from darkness to darkness, into a distance where we, too, vanish out of sight. A work of art is static; and its value and its weakness lie in being so: but the tuft of grass and the clouds above it belong to our own travelling brotherhood.
Freya Madeleine Stark (1893-1993) was famous for writing of her travels in the Middle East. She was one of the first Western women to travel through the Arabian deserts (Hadhramaut).
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