“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” -Rachel Carson
I encourage everyone to spend time outdoors. It has been the main influence in my life, forming my character and teaching me how to move about in the world. When I come back to the city after being immersed in nature for a time, it’s sometimes difficult to maintain the balance I felt while out there. A good friend once told me it is possible to bring that stability with you: just hear a loon’s call when someone honks their horn at you. Hear a waterfall when that plane flies too low overhead. Listen to the rain when it graces your awning and remember being in your tent in a storm.