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This picture had impressed him at the time, and he meditated upon it now.
All this was to him like yesterday, a long yesterday, a yesterday gone over innumerable times, analysed, meditated upon for years.
She knew what Mysteries we meditated upon every day of the week.
They are, for the most part, massive exaggerations of scale that speak of the closeness with which the artist has meditated upon nature's process, to a point where the slightest change, say in the gradual cracking of a seed pod or minuscule swell of a husk are seen and felt as anyone else might feel the quaking of the earth, or a river bursting its banks.
As I meditated upon this fact, I realized how blessed I was to be healthy, happy and bowhunting.
Each section contains an initial portrait, reflections, chronicles, a list of companions with beautiful colored illustrations, a quality meditated upon (by the tree), a poem by Brian Mitchell about the message of the tree, and some facts about the tree's companions.
In Shapiro's poem, the lion--both terrible and beautiful--stands at the nexus of a host of connections, both fearful and laudatory, which can be meditated upon at great length.
As he has meditated upon the new forces in our culture he has encountered the Maginot Line of official culture: "This surely means that an increasing group of intellectuals and generally competent people must give up what I cannot but interpret as a form of snobbishness in the face of the problems of popular culture and the mass media.