"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." Rachel Carson, as cited in Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
We had a busy weekend. Alexi had to work, and it was late Sunday afternoon before we got to spend time together as a family. Abbott was cranky and tearful from being tired and scraped up from falling off his bike. Cal was recovering from being sick. I was sick. Alexi was exhausted from a weekend of call. Yet after 30 minutes at the beach, we walked home new people; happy and relaxed and energized.