Dear reader. It has been a while. Primarily because I’ve tried to find the words for how to best describe what to me is the most peaceful place on earth. It may sound like an exaggeration, but imagine a lake at the end of a dirt road, surrounded by pine trees in all directions, fresh air, and complete silence. This is where my dad and I stood for a brief moment, the day before I had to return to Pittsburgh, and watched the setting sun. I keep these two images on my phone as a reminder of serenity.