“My spirits were elevated by the enchanting appearance of nature. The past was blotted from my memory, the present was tranquil and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy.” ~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (133)
This morning, I woke up thinking about nature and how it can help heal wounds. One of my all time favorite books is “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. It is such a beautifully written book and it covers so much on man playing God, isolation, rejection, love, nature vs nurture, etc., simply so much. I love how this quote regarding Spring brings hope for the future as we leave a winter behind. This is a great metaphor for life. This also reminds me of “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” by Albert Camus. Okay, so Camus is speaking of Summer and not Spring, nonetheless, the same concept arises. Let us always live as if we live with a new beginning where it seems life has a second chance. The birds chirp, new life within animals and nature are exposed and seem excited for life. Perhaps we could learn a lot from nature and its never-ending vision of hope.
Have a great day!