All the light has gone out
Where do you go "when all the light has gone out?" Today, I can't stop repeating Teddy Roosevelt's words from his personal journal in 1884..."all the light has gone out". He had lost his mother and his wife on the same day in the same house. The pain and the loss was unbearable and he no longer had words. He retreated to the wilderness-- stood among the tall pines, peered across the open plain, and he woke with the sun and fell asleep with the moon. He took deliberate steps to feel human again. It took years. But then suddenly, his heart came back and he could feel.
He fought for the presidency, and then he worked to bring America back to life. He later stood for the wilderness that held him and reminded him that the sun always rises and spring always comes. So here's a little encouragement for my fellow travelers on this spinning globe called Earth. Go. Feel. Be. Find yourself in the wilderness. Remember who you are among the peaks and rivers, and the raging seas. Walk deliberately on this land. Let your toes seep into the muddy soil. The spring will come again, and the sun always rises.