“Love all God’s creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
It is this love, this perception that gives us a sense of here, a sense of home, the peace of belonging, of knowing where we are and where we need to be.
Do not under-estimate the power of trees, and fruit trees above all, to give us this sense of place.