Nature's Escape

Written By

By Eric Willmarth

Faculty, College of Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences
Saybrook University

There are many traps in our lives. We can be trapped in the classroom, trapped in our offices, even trapped in our our minds, or in our moods. I took this photo on Higgins Lake in Michigan to remind myself of the necessity of escape, the power of nature, and the simple joy of a summer's day. I was 3 months old when my parents first brought me to this lake and about 8 years old when I got my first camera. My oldest grandson is now 8 years old and he can still enjoy the crystal clear waters of Northern Michigan. I hope that all who see this photo will find an occasional escape to their own Higgins Lake.