Tuesday, October 27, 2015

hello there, friend,

i know just what you mean. often when my inside self is wound up or buzzing too much, i know outside is where i need to be. i didn't know this lesson when i was young and i find that i often forget it. the same is true for my children. sometimes when they bicker the whole way to the pond or to the nature preserve i wonder why i bother. but, when they tumble out of the car into nature's cathedral and i hear their excited voices or their hushed ones i know this is what they need too.

for me and for us it's more about the noticing that comes with being outside... noticing this leaf or that lichen, the newts and turtles swimming in the water, the pileated woodpeckers, the cave formations, the way we breathe in and out, the way we feel connected to the land, to each other, and to ourselves, the way our souls feel filled up in a way we can't explain at all....

i find myself craving more of this... fall is a reminder to me that each day is new and different and meant to be lived and enjoyed just as it is.