paraglider, kodak ls753
Yesterday, my husband and I went on a hike. I was craving the sweetness of our ocean air and the smell of pines on a dusty path.
As we were hiking, three paragliders coasted close above us. Their color soaked glides were in unison up against the backdrop of blue~ness.
My heart swelled being mesmorized by their peaceful ride. I wanted to reach up and hang on..."take me with you!".
It must have been an astounding view for them with our blue~green ocean crashing below and the pine trees swaying in the breeze.
The quietness of nature is so soothing to me. The hush of it all. The connection to God, our Universe, to life, to color, to texture.
I am always reassured by the whispers carried in the wind and the heartbeat of the ocean that all is as it should be...even if I do not understand. Somehow, being in nature makes it okay not to understand. That all is too grand to try and grasp at the "why's".
I left saying I need to do this more. Not only does it help me get out of my head but it reminds me of who I am, who I always was...that nature girl that yearned to go on hikes with my dad when we went camping.
Those quiet hikes when we just walked one in front of the other or side by side if the path allowed and listened to what our precious earth was saying.
Telling us to hush...shhhh...be still and know we are all connected, without words but with just a calming and peaceful hush within our soul.