In my most recent blog, I talked about the joys of being close to the earth. Just a couple weeks later, I had the opportunity to enjoy a brief getaway which, quite literally, took me close to the earth – and the sky, and trees, and water, and wildlife. My little cabin was small, but sufficient. I was still technologically connected, but only by my I-phone which I kept off much of the time. It was glorious.
It’s amazing how fast-paced life can be. My major goal was to be quiet – and that meant body, mind, and spirit. Interesting how long it took to really wind down.
I walked down the back roads through the woods.
I marveled at how grass grew in the middle of a large boulder.
I examined wild flowers that grew with such abandon.
I explored the ruins of an old stone farmhouse.
I gazed at the quiet of the water.
My eyes were rested. My soul was rested. I came home much refreshed.
We all tend to forget just how desperately our writer’s proclivity hungers for this type of fix. I’m filled with a new resolve not to wait so long for my next close-to-the-earth getaway!
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