Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive.

Erik Erikson

I have used the eminent psychologist’s quote in prior posts, but I felt it had special meaning in these uncertain times.  As Dr. Erikson often ended his talks, Take care.  Which especially applies now to yourself and all of us together.

Hope can be symbolized by a blue sky reflected in tranquil water or flowers budding by a  stream swollen with Spring rains.  Or hope can be seen in the shimmering light gracing  trees on a hill or heard in a stream gurgling over rocks in a northern forest.

Kensington Park

Kensington Park, Michigan

Huron National Forest

Pine River, Michigan
Huron National Forest