"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
-- Eleonora Duse (1858– 1924), Italian actor
Thank you for this url. It caused me to write and thank my family. Yes I will have to read this book. sincerely, martyjo
"I read this and oh how I remember how I loved to be out in the woods, looking for the first violet in spring, the dew drops on a spider's web, round smooth stones and rocks,the elusive bird singing to me. The sunflower pushing itself up from the gutter in East Haven that Jan and I saw one day. Dead bleached tree limbs in the woods while walking with Rick,Jason and Zac. Tom holding a frog so tenderly. The willow tree in the back yard,the stream they dammed for goldfish to grow into carp. East Rock and the many walks I took though there over the teen years and later from West hills through West Rock nature center. And oh I am so thankful for all those days and for all my family, who have once again proved themselves to me. Thank you all for all you have done, yesterday, today and I hope tomorrow to make this world a little better place to be.. mom"