The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, 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 long 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 wrote those words when she was 14 years old. She must have been an old soul, so much wisdom, so young.
It’s been almost two weeks since I’ve been to Rowe. I need to see the stars and get away from traffic, take a walk in the woods.
The pear tree needs trimming although it’s later to do it than it should be, it still needs to be done. The raspberries need trimming, the beds need to be semi cleaned out, mulched. There are brush piles to be burned, wood to be split, gardens to be spruced up. I need to check into what I have for seed potatoes and get some onion sets. The Ball jars need to be inventoried. Just the beginning of the busiest time of the year – now until October. Always too much to do and just enough. I love having an outdoor to do list. There’s always an excuse to be out there.
So even though I will be working I will also be alone with the heavens, nature and God. I will return to my work week renewed and refreshed.