Over the weekend while 45 spewed more vitriol, congress continued to serve itself, and another terrorist slay our brothers and sisters I was out of reception with a couple of my favorites doing the thing I love best - enjoying nature's beauty and relishing in the quiet rustling of tall grass in an evening breeze, drinking coffee while the sun rises, chasing my dog around a gorgeous expanse.
I wish everyone was so fortunate to pack necessities into a bag and hike into a new landscape and let their minds slow down for an hour, a day, or two. It feels like the world is crumbling and I know there's more to be done than sit back and find my own peace. But sometimes the newsfeed and radio chatter start to beat me up and it's hard to stay consumed in anxiety/sadness/anger.
I feel like those of us privileged enough to have outlets like Mother Nature to unwind or shut off for a while have a responsibility to stay constantly aware of that gift and advocate for the outdoors and all the wonderful things it has to offer. Urge each other to seek its solace and share it with those who need it during these tumultuous times. 🌲💚 #OlyAtka