Amidst the chaos of the cities, a part of you always yearns for the silence of the woods.
~ Ram Mohan
Gerry and I went for a walk in the woods today.
The brilliant colours of autumn are finished but there is still a simple beauty to be found there.
The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify(by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling.
~ Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
If you go out in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.
John. W. Bratton, Teddy Bears Picnic
Walk softly with eyes wide open. Expect to find the magic and you will.
The whisper at the end of a season can be as beautiful as the intensity of the beginning–in the woods and in life.