Why Is Nature Capable of Being so Comforting?

We can’t escape the earth and the universe, because we are it.

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By Ira Rabois

Why does nature have this effect on us?

I take a walk in the woods and thoughts fly off like birds⎼ swallows, crows or chickadees, to be replaced by insights or a beautiful sense of quiet. Or I sit on the beach, by the…

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