The Highest of Arts!

Credit: Quicksandala | Morguefile.com

Credit: Quicksandala | Morguefile.com

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statute, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day—that is the highest of arts.

Henry David Thoreau