Wendell Berry on the Gift of Quiet Rest

Henry Ward Ranger, Spring Woods, ca. 1895–1900

That one is sometimes able, among the disturbances of the present world, to wander into some good and beautiful whereabouts of the woods, grow quiet, and come to rest is a gift, a wonder, and a kind of grace.
— Wendell Berry, This Day: Sabbath Poems Collected & New, 1979—2013