"Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines."
Twice I have had the opportunity to visit Shaker settlements and to learn a bit of their life style. Because I love inspiring words, I picked up a beautiful book about Shaker wisdom. The lines on this pillow, "Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free" comes from one of their hymns. You will find versions of this tree as a symbol depicting Shaker things. In fact a tree similar to this one was on the bag my book purchase was placed in.