“I go to the sea, and the sea…imposes a rhythm upon everything in me…” Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). South Beach, Mar. 24, 2020. Stephanie Hall Photo

With COVID-19 forcing us into an uncertain future, we are fortunate to know the beauty and serenity of Fishers Island’s natural world. Songbirds have returned to the Parade Grounds meadows, and piping plovers will soon be nesting on South Beach.

The constancy of a well-cared-for natural environment on Fishers Island is a gift. Taking a moment to enjoy this image of calm waters off South Beach may bring a brief respite from today’s challenges. There will be better days ahead. (Sent as eblast 3/27/20)