in the span of 50 minutes yesterday afternoon, i picked up girl #1 from school / hopped back in the car to fetch girl #2 from school / shuttled them both to #2's ballet class / started to walk #1 over to the dentist while #2 was pirouetting / found that #1 had just eaten a load of candy corn / zipped back home with #1 with instructions to brush teeth three times / flew back with girl #1 to the dentist / skidded into a parking spot on the side street / fed the meter / didn't work / swore / backed up one space / flew out of the car / fed the new meter / looked up /
and was greeted by this.
(bittersweet floral & design, 9th & new hampshire)
freeze pause. really had to think about the last time i did this. not just a little walk out and about around town, but a complete retreat into the wilderness - the kind where phones and planes and cars and appointments and twitter and e-mail and everything else extraneous falls away. places for really deep thoughts. for me, it was a hike on enchanted rock in texas back in june - what about you? do you have a favorite spot in nature for "restoring your link"?