…In these wild and beautiful places where my soul can grow and fly free.
Every time I open my eyes, I have to remember to close my mouth and take a very very deep breath. These places of immense beauty and expansive space never stop exploding my heart with gratitude for the majesty of the natural world. Patrick and I are back in our little corner of solitude and are trying hard to find a rhythm to our days again. I do not know if this happens to any of you, but after the Holidays I always feel like an overstimulated and slightly grumpy child. This year was maybe a little more exaggerated than others as we had a solid three weeks of house guests right before we left for the Holidays. We LOVE having people stay with us, and really, exploration is so much sweeter with others. But the extended company, last minute deadlines and then ten steady days of celebrating left me yearning for some long days of solitude in the mountains. We finally found the time to head out into the high hills and just kept climbing higher until there was nowhere higher to go…
with each stride came strength
with each breath came calmness
and with each glance came honesty
Whenever I need to feel grounded, I know a trip into the hills will help restore peace to myself.
I have been reading this, and am thoroughly enjoying it.
I cannot stop listening to these guys, but especially this song.
And, this is my new favorite tea from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I hope you are all well and enjoying the newness and opportunity that comes with the New Year.