This year I published an essay in Triple A’s Journey Magazine. Response was overwhelming. Why did people call and write the magazine? Nostalgia, plain and simple. The longing to rekindle a sentimental moment shared with a loved one burned as bright today as when it occurred long past. Often happy and melancholy memories are triggered by associations, such as a song on Pandora, or a photo online or in print; and, fortunately in this paradoxical era “where instant communication isn’t fast enough”, the written word that can still evoke heartfelt emotions that helped shaped who we are today. Thanks to all who still believe that nature is the gateway to a life full of hidden treasures.