December 20th, 2012 by

Is anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed these days between tragedies in the news and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? I know I am, so instead of delving into another new report on the direness that climate change could bring, I thought we would take a moment to just appreciate the beauty of forests and nature to the tune of a quote from artist, poet and writer Kahlil Gibran.

IN EVERY WINTER’S HEART

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THERE IS A QUIVERING SPRING.

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AND BEHIND THE VEIL OF EACH NIGHT

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THERE IS A SMILING DAWN.

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I hope everyone is able to take a moment this holiday season and appreciate the beauty in the little and big things around us everyday.