Have you ever experienced a time when you were literally drawn into your surroundings…into that moment…that event…that conversation? That you were, strangely… but truly, part of it? If so, you knew this moment was something unique…something that would pull you back again and again.
I know this has happened to me..
Early morning solitary walks along the shoreline, the day’s slow rising sun just beginning to show itself, its rays warming my body, waves lapping at my toes, the sand melting away beneath my footsteps…I am stirred.
Years ago we had a camp in the Adirondacks. There, nestled among some of nature’s most awesome wonders, I experienced many such moments – sublime moments – uplifting. Whether cabin bound in winter watching snow soundlessly and so very gently shrouding the earth in white; or feeling the silent, smooth gliding of my kayak along the calm lake encased in craggy mountains…always, I knew these times were sacred.
And definitely, as I stood high on the rugged cliffs of the Irish coast, looking way down into the ocean and far out to the distant horizon, I was moved to somewhere else.
I have a feeling that moments like these happened lots of times in my life. But I believe that I often missed them – too busy, distracted by living. Now, though, as I age, […]