Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines. Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 1906 In winter we long for summer, and in the heat of summer we dream of the cool days of winter. It is the same with age: the old long for the strength of youth and the young are impatient for the freedom of adulthood. The art of peaceful living, as Thoreau so aptly says, is to live each season for its own unique qualities, without always wanting something different. In this season savor the scents of burning wood in the hearth, feel the icy wind on your bare cheeks, and marvel at the beauty of the frozen landscape. For only when you have reveled in the depth of winter, resigning yourself to its influences, will you discover the tranquility of your spirit and the soul of this quiet season.