"I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
A U.S. flag rests against a Ford pickup truck that has been bent around a tree by the wind in an area heavily damaged by the May 20 afternoon tornado in Moore, Oklahoma May 27, 2013. The tornado was the strongest in the United States in nearly two years and cut a path of destruction 17 miles (27 km) long and 1.3 (2 km) miles wide.