The Warmth of Sunshine

“Turtles” | Anthony Satori

The great 19th century German author and poet Goethe once suggested that we “must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.” Perhaps we should also, then, ask turtles (and flowers, as well), how it feels to savor the warmth of sunshine washing over one’s body and face. When I look at these sweet turtles, so pure in their enjoyment of the sunlight, stretching their necks out as far as they possibly can in the hopes of getting even a few inches closer to the source of their ecstasy, I am reminded again of what a pleasure it truly is to feel the warmth of sunshine on one’s face.