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    Member Since July 2014

    Emma Rude

    Normal, Illinois 

    "To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment."
    - Jane Austin

    "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here."
    - Desiderata

    "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky is by no means a waste of time."
    - J. Lubbuck

    Delight in the beauty that surrounds you.

    "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles."
    - Anne Frank

    Lose yourself in nature and find peace.

    "The powers of water are immeasurable. In the form of ice, it can chisel rock as effectively as steel.
    Unloosed in a river, it can slice through layers of volcanic ash like a knife through a cake. Meandering in a shady stream, it can make a home for green growing things."
    - Peggy Wayburn

    "How easy and simple it is to live enjoyably when the simple, interminable blue of the sky, with its long wisps of white clouds, become a pleasant thing to behold, a thing of beauty that thrills you every time you care to look skyward."
    - John Schindler

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