Earth sustains us not only in body, but in spirit:
“Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations and concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the reassurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
~~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
RACHEL LOUISE CARSON
(May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964)
Mother, writer, author
Marine biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service employee,
Conservationist, speaker, and environmentalist
May earth alway nurture you and leave you – never alone or weary of life!