“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so on — have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear — what remains? Nature remains; to bring out from their torpid recesses, the affinities of a man or woman with the open air, the trees, fields, the changes of seasons — the sun by day and the stars of heaven by night.”
From the notebook of Walt Whitman
How true this is that beyond our troubles and despairs there is nature, indifferent and majestic and cosmic, such a strengthening thing to know. That there is always the glory of nature - to sometimes walk out in it, to be inside it, to be lost to it, to be restored and reawakened by it – this is the greatest gift of all.
Or alternatively look into the eyes of your dog!
Nosferatu the Dog. Photo by the husband.