I hope if you live in a place close to the wilderness or have woods in your yard you realize how utterly blessed you are. I grew up thinking it was just normal to open my bedroom window and stare out at an acre of woods and a lake behind the trees. living in a condo with no yard and no parks nearby now makes me feel this constant ache for my old backyard. I should have appreciated it more when I had it.

Most of the pain you’re dealing with are really just thoughts… ever think of that?

Claude Monet, Islet of Nettles; 1897