Maine is beautiful. A symphony of lush green mountains, diamonds dancing on deep blue lakes, and bright stars poking though the night sky. The perfect week long summer retreat.

Today I woke up with the sun for an early morning jog through the woods. About half way through I stopped to rest and I heard something I had not heard in a long time: silence. No noisy highways, no buzz from our neighbors A/C unit, no shouting on the street, no nothing. It was amazing. I sat down on a rock and just absorbed the scene.

I find that it is important to spend time with nature on occasion. It’s true that it’s calming, restorative and a great change of scenery. But its more than that. It’s a reminder that the world is a very big place, filled with beauty and wonder – and when it comes down to it we are just guests here.

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