I shall forever be grateful for the timeI spent alone among nature.
For clear skies helped to clear my mind.
Fresh breezes helped to freshen my soul.
Pure waters helped to purify my heart.
It took hills, trees, valleys, and streams to teachme the truth about myself and my people.
For years afterward, there were times when I walkedbackward in embarrassment, self-pity, and pride.
Regardless, light ...