In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
– Henry David Thoreau
Last week Mark and I were sitting in our beautiful, recently built house . We are so grateful to have this home and love it dearly. We are also blessed to live in a city surrounded by a community who encourage and refine us. But, as we were sitting there on our brand new couch we couldn’t help but discuss the desire to be further from concrete and closer to fresh air, streams, and trees.
Sometimes it is hard for me to see the beauty of Earth in a city such as Houston. It is so much easier to see it when I am in the mountains, sitting along a beach…in the wilderness…but that beauty can even be found in this city.
A dear friend of mine, Jenai, who is an upcoming photographer here in Houston said it oh so perfectly the other day.
…Houston really isn’t the most overall beautiful city in America. It’s flat, hot, full of traffic. There aren’t rolling hills around us or snow-capped mountains in the distance. But honestly that makes me appreciate the beauty I find so much more, and yes Houston has a lot of beauty! You have to be willing to slow down and look at it for what it is, and stop wishing for it to be something it’s not.
Thank you, Jenai, for encouraging me to look for beauty even here in Houston.
Q: Houstonians, where are your favorite spots to breathe in some fresh air in the city?