A lot of people who have known me for a while know how much I love John Burroughs since I learned of him almost 20 years ago. In this weird time right now of the COVID-19 pandemic, when we are more limited to walks in our own yards and neighborhoods, I’m reminded of this quote, one of my favorites.
“The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars. Every place is the centre of the world.” (John Burroughs)