The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp:|
over and over again after interludes of gurgling, or if there
are no nightingales, listening to the marvellous silence,
and letting its blessedness descend into my very soul.
The nightingales in the forests about here all sing the same tune,
and in the same key of (E flat).
I don't know whether all nightingales do this, or if it is
peculiar to this particular spot. When they have sung it once,
they clear their throats a little, and hesitate, and then do it again,
and it is the prettiest little song in the world. How could I
indulge my passion for these drives with their pauses without Peter?
He is so used to them that he stops now at the right moment without
Elizabeth and her German Garden