The morning light shone meekly through the rustling leaves of the trees, struggling to reach the ground of the worn dirt road. I reached out one hand to brush a drop of dew off of a leaf. It sparkled like a thousand gemstones under the shafts of sunlight as I continued to wander through the forest. A chorus of tweets cascaded over my ears, joyful sounds that frolicked above me. The shrubs and bushes squatted on the forest floor as if guarding the trees. I wound along the path, enjoying the cool breeze and listening to the murmur of the lake. The tranquility wrapped around me like a soft blanket, enveloping all my worries. Nothing could disturb me here.