Refreshed in Spirit…
“I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.” —John Burroughs
After an extraordinary Saturday with author Angela Gorrell, including a group viewing of the eclipse, I found myself worn out from the week and all that led up to such a joyful experience.
Not up for my customary long walk on Sunday morning, I “cheated” and played some of the many nature videos on YouTube to immerse myself in nature. Just listening to birds chirping, water flowing, and breezes blowing through the trees refreshed my spirit.
that plant becomes your teacher.” —Eckhart Tolle
Walk in Nature
“Walk in nature and feel the healing power of the trees.”
Live in Each Season
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
―Henry David Thoreau
With Thanks to the Field Sparrow, Whose Voice Is So Delicate and Humble
I do not live happily or comfortably
with the cleverness of our times.
The talk is all about computers,
the news is all about bombs and blood.
This morning, in the fresh field,
I came upon a hidden nest.
It held four warm, speckled eggs.
I touched them.
Then went away softly,
having felt something more wonderful
than all the electricity of New York City.
—Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems by Mary Oliver (link takes you to Goodreads.com review)