So nice to have Ann K. back! What a wonderful, grounded, humble and deeply observant post. Indeed, “the only ‘correct’ approach to this beautiful world is awe and reverence.”
On a personal, related note, I’ve been on a mini-mission to introduce more evergreens to this sorry spot of Northern InDiana. I’m happy to report we have all of these green things and more growing in our yard now, and I’ve begun conversations with our city arborist to plant more evergreens around town to help mitigate extreme winter air pollution and provide some much needed color and beauty in this grey time of year. Every time I go on a walk, I make a special point to thank the blue spruce and other green beings for cleaning our air and brightening our landscapes. Tree friends are among the very best kinds of friends!