“Nature is not only a source of spirit;
it also has soul. Spiritually, nature directs our attention toward eternity, but at the same time it contains us and creates an intimacy with our own personal lives that nurtures the soul.
The individuality of a tree or rock or pool of water is another sign of natures soul. These intriguing natural beings not only point outward infinity;
more intimately, they also befriend us. It is easy to love groves of trees or mountain ridges, to feel related to them as through by blood, and to be secure in their familial protection. “ Thomas Moore The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life.