We walk down the path; leave the road in the distance. We left technology at home; adventure before us. We leave a little time for freeing; forget our worries for a little while.
The ground in blanketed in leaves, dotted with spots of snow. Colors pop from their branches. Pools of shallow water find their way into the dips in the path. The sun slowly descends, spilling waterfalls of light through the branches. The trees make a refuge from life. And for a moment, it's just me. Only me. Sorting out my thoughts.
All too often I find myself stuck in the never ending loop of routine. Over and over, it's the same, week after week. And sometimes, it's those trips out in nature, away from everything, that remind me what being at peace is like. Life seems to always feel like a continuous rush. When something unexpected or out of the ordinary happens, we start thinking; realizing things we'd never thought of before. Sometimes it's those spur of the moment happenings that remind us of things thought to be forgotten. And sometimes, that's all we need to keep going.
We all just need a place to go a free everything trying to hold onto us a pull us down. My freeing place? The nature trail.
what's your freeing place?
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