Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure
as long as life lasts.
There is symbolic as well as actual beauty
in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides,
the folded bud ready for the spring.
There is something infinitely healing
in the repeated refrains of nature -
the assurance that dawn comes after night,
and spring after the winter.
The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world
are not reserved for scientists
but are available to anyone
who will place himself under the influence
of earth, sea, and sky and their amazing life.