THE less symbolizes the greater, the lower the higher.
Our study of a forget-me-not and of a shell will not entail loss of time--that irreparable loss!--if it helps us to realize that all reciprocal human love worthy of the name, exhibits a tinge of heaven as well as a warmth and coloring of earth.
That it is so far selfless as to be only one harmonious part of a better whole.
That it is faithful, fitting into nothing except its own other self.
And that unless it sets Christ before us at least as in a glass darkly, it were good for it not to have been born.