Sunday, March 21, 2010

Nature's Peace

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

In my world, a lot can be cured with an afternoon spent laying on my back in the grass watching as clouds of various shapes pass by overhead. The other day was the perfect opportunity to take the dog to one of my favorite spots in a local park to do just that. I felt nature's energy flowing into me, restoring a sense of balance and calm simply by turning my face to the sun soaking in the warm rays and feeling the wind blow by. (Obviously, Sandy felt the same way.) Times like that reinvigorate me, let me get back to myself, fill up my depleted emotional well. After a long winter of being shut up in the house, it felt good to get back outside and just lay in the grass being enveloped by nature's peace.