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Life passes: we must cherish moments like my boys totally going silly for my Easter shots.
So I have been decidedly peaked this week!
But the sun is shining. It’s burning into my back from the window as I write this. And I vow, for today, that I will laugh a bit, play with my kids even if it means something I don’t like (I am SO NOT a ‘child at heart!’ but rather and old, old soul.), and go out and rake some leaves or something!!!
And I leave you with some wonderful quotations:
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.”
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once again.”
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
“Nature is the art of God.”
Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, 1635
“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon [a person’s heart], as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
As always, if you want to read what I’ve been writing, look to the column to your right. And thanks for reading and commenting!