I recently came across this quote, written by William Martin, and it resonated with me //

“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”

― William Martin

...and here are 2 photos from last weekend on the North Fork of Long Island.  This field of sunflowers had us make a U-turn to get a closer look.  It was stunning!