“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is a symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of the birds, the ebb and flow of the tides, the folded bud ready for the spring.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.”
— Rachel Carson (1907 – 1964), author of the book Silent Spring. Ms. Carson’s writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement which led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.