Last month, there was a day I felt Hope Quotes were in order. Today, I’m feeling a Nature Break is called for. Here are the wise words of other people, paired with my photographs.
“Whenever we touch nature we get clean. People who have got dirty through too much civilization take a walk in the woods or a bath in the sea. They shake off the fetters and allow nature to touch them. It can be done within or without. Walking in the woods or laying on the grass, taking a bath in the sea are from the outside entering the unconscious, entering yourself through dreams is touching nature from the inside and this is the same thing, things are put right again.” ~ Carl Jung, Dream Analysis; Notes on a Lecture given 1928-1930.
“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
“I believed then – in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult – that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead you to something magical.” ~ Jennifer McMahon
Also, happy birthday to our boy. I can’t believe this picture was taken ten years ago, and this is his last birthday as a teenager.