A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. — Leo Tolstoy (via observando)
I have the same feelings when I look at this picture as I do when I look at the other nature image. It's a very soothing photograph and it reminds me that sometimes it's okay to slow down and take a break from the craziness that life can be. Knowing that play is a healthy, fun way for us to be more productive and creative has really helped me understand how it ties into my autonomy.