It’s been a terrible week. Really, it’s been a terrible few months.
Newtown. Boston. Moore.
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” ― Anne Frank
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more” – George Gordon Byron
In looking for a little peace today, I stopped at my favorite beach and watched the fog roll in and smell the salt air. The irony isn’t lost on me that this gentle Nature has a terrible flip side.
My thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Oklahoma.