"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere,
and we are all apt to expect too much;
but then, if one scheme of happiness fails,
human nature turns to another;
if the first calculation is wrong,
we make a second better:
we find comfort somewhere." ~Jane Austen
I took these photos at Great Meadow in Concord, Massachusetts, this week. Those of you who have read my blog since last spring know that this is one of my favorite spots. While it's teeming with life most of the year, I almost prefer a still January day when the only sounds are distant planes, the crunch of feet on snow, and the tapping of a woodpecker across the Concord River. This is a place of great comfort to me, and I need all the comfort I can find right now. That's why I've also baked a chocolate cake. What about you, my friends, where do you go or what do you do to seek comfort? What thing, person, or activity brings you a measure of solace during a tough time?