"In the height all things are green: on the 'mountain-top' all things are green and new: when they descend into into time they grow pale and fade. . . . All creatures that are in that green and on that height . . . are more pleasing to the soul than anything in this world. As the sun is different from night, so different is the least of creatures, as it is there from the whole world" (Meister Eckhart).