I grew up in the country. And during these growing years, I had very little appreciation for what was surrounding me. I didn't see the small things that ultimately made the big things and how that was all so beautiful. Now, when I go home, I ask to go for walks on our land with my dad. I learn from him about the trees and how they grow differently, what grasses the deer prefer, what bird is flying in horizon. We get to walk the paths the animals walk. And sometimes I imagine that one day I will love the land as much as he does.