i spent the vast majority of the last 72 hours in nature. i just wanted to take a few moments to say how easy it is to forget about everything nature has to offer. peace, quiet, wonder, love, beauty. i get so wrapped up in the day to day to do lists of life that i often forget to spent time outside. i love the feel of the sun on my bare skin. i love the sweet smell of rain. i love the smell of dirt and of digging in it. of climbing rocks to tops of hills and looking down. i am so small. we all are. the only mark that i will leave on this earth when i leave is the love i give to other people. we are what holds each other to this earth and the earth, it welcomes all of us. should we not do the same to it?