Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson is best remembered as the author of the 1962 book “Silent Spring,” which is often regarded as the starting point of the modern environmental movement, helping people to see, from a scientist’s perspective, the impacts that human activity has on the world. She followed “Silent Spring” with “The Sense of Wonder,” a love letter to nature and the state of awe we can all enjoy when we immerse ourselves in it. The book was published posthumously in 1964 after Carson passed away from breast cancer, and its message, encapsulated beautifully in this quote, endures to this day.