“Hey, everyone,” I said to my family. “Listen.”
We all stopped talking, and quiet wrapped around us like a warm blanket. A light breeze rustled the oak leaves above us. Bees and hummingbird murmured in a patch of wildflowers.
“Do you hear that?” I said. “Wherever we end up going, I need that.”
We were enjoying a cool summer sunset on the porch of our little house at the edge of a national forest in California, planning where to go next. For six years we’d been saturated with the awesome beauty of nature. Now we hankered to be near the awesome beauty of, say, convenient dental care.
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