One thing I truly love is taking long walks along lakes and through the woods--in other words, getting away from the so-called "real world." It's the most calming thing I can do for myself. I've been lucky to have a car for a few days so I can check out more parks and trails. Minnesota has an abundance of them. Have I mentioned what a beautiful state I'm lucky enough to live in, regardless of the season? After 45 years of living here, I'm never bored with its natural beauty. I love it here, and don't plan to leave anytime soon.
Here is a quote which sums it all up for me, as reflected by Lorraine Anderson in SISTERS OF THE EARTH.
"Nature has been for me, for as long as I can remember, a
source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion."
recent journeys. I hope they make your world a little calmer too, even if you haven't been absorbed in politics.