In cold, wet, blustery, wintry weather, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch and lose yourself in TV or the Internet. Here’s a nice quote about cycles and seasons from Rachel Carson, author of The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring:
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 the spring. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.
– Rachel Carson