Nature is Above All Profligate

by Annie Dillard

Nature is, above all, profligate.
Don't believe them when they tell you how economical and thrifty nature is, whose leaves return to the soil.
Wouldn't it be cheaper to leave them on the tree in the first place?

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Annie Dillard
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