Every news story seems to bring us more reason to be sad and distrustful. From a bigoted con man feeding into our fears, to a Congress that is unwilling to make the changes so desperately needed — it is never-ending.
Try driving down Los Osos Valley Road, a national treasure that promotes sanity, for a literal breath of fresh air.
A few months ago, with the hills a shade of green we had forgotten about, a very thoughtful rancher put his gleaming black cows out into a head-high field of yellow oxalis! Many had to pull over to really take it all in. Now the hills are their familiar golden-suede and the hay has been rolled into bales or stacked in neat rectangles. Sturdy barns stand ready to store that harvest, and the hardworking farmers are planting summer veggies.
It all makes me think we are only weathering the usual storms. Things are as they should be, after all.
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Mary Ross, Cambria