I breathed fresh air and listened to the murmurs of the earth.
I stepped upon sodden soil and felt it give way beneath my feet.
I sought refuge at the underbelly of a crisp Pine while rain pummeled the terra firma.
It took all I had to walk away.
One who does not take time to walk amongst such beauty, free from distraction, does not truly live.
- "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." - John Muir