“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.