On a long trail loop near Asheville, we waded through a cold mountain stream 7 or 8 times, beneath pines and poplars, through rhododendron “tunnels” and back on a forest service road. Stepping carefully through each bend of the stream was refreshing (and our boots are still drying out).
Stopping for a lunch of simple snacks, I took this short video to share. A few moments of peace. Maybe a secular meditation? Nature’s invitation to let go of all the babbling and bubbling human problems for a minute to listen to the sounds of wild silence.
Turn up the volume. Close your eyes if you want. Nothing spectacular. Just time to hear the sound of nature, take a breath, and go on with your life.
(header photo: source of streams)