Finally the spring comes, and we discover the beauty of warmth, the scent of trees, we allow ourselves time to rest. Not the sluggish, hibernation induced stupor of the winter months, but a light drowsiness in the shade of a tree that leaves us feeling awake and ready to explore.
I had a chance to visit Ellis Island a few weeks ago. It is a major historical site that has a lot of meaning to millions in North America and throughout the world. I left it feeling much like I do after a time in the midst of nature. It restored my balance with the realization that historical sites and nature have a lot in common. They are places to reflect, to be held by something bigger than ourselves.