I used to go to this little stream to meditate, get away from the city and leave my troubles, if only for a moment. The air there was cool, wafting off of the water and the babbling of the brook sounded happily, drowning out the nearby sounds of the city; especially on rainy days where it was high.
I'm sure we all have our secret places like this- a certain bench in a park, a particular tree or even perhaps a rooftop where we can gain a different perspective on the world.
Either way, no matter what happens in the world, people will always gravitate towards places that call to them; where we can forget our cares and find wholeness.
I hope you have one. And if not, I'll share mine with you...