Omicron. Anti-vaxxers. Masks. Distanced visits. Empty workplaces. Closed businesses. Banned travel. Cancelled church services. Unethical clothing industry. Harmful pesticides. Pipelines. Colony collapse disorder.

I could go on.

Unrest. Anxiety. Fear. Sadness.

Do you have your own list of words? Triggers? Fears? Do they sometimes shout louder than hope? They do for me. Sometimes.

One morning this week I woke up and the feeling in me was the feeling of that first paragraph. Then I listened to this song: Know (Be Still)

Quiet.

My soul settled.

I opened the blinds and saw pine trees against a pink sky.

Home can be a haven. As much as possible, I surround myself with beauty. Today I want to share some of that with you.

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