The forest behind my home in Hawaii has been there for a long, long time. It has seen many changes and endured some challenges; wind, fire, disease and encroachment by mankind. Yet, it stands there peacefully, bending and adapting to the demands of each day. It still provides a home to countless birds and animals. It still channels the frequent rains into the lava rock aquifer. It still provides me great solace and comfort, even in such trying times.
My advice to all of you, my friends, is to go out into nature, take a walk and let the restorative powers of the forest wash over you. Peace to all of you.
photo: bruce behnke 2020