“May the warm winds of heaven

Blow softly upon your house

May the Great Spirit

Bless all who enter there.

May your mocassins

Make happy tracks

In many snows.

And may the Rainbow

Always touch your shoulder.

May the sun

Bring you new energy by day

May the moon

Softly restore you by night

May the rain

Wash away your worries

May the breeze

Blow new strength into your being

May you walk gently through the world

And know its beauty

All the days of your life. “

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

~ Rachel Caron, American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist who is considered the finest nature writer of the 20th century.