I love taking
walks in the bogs with Robin,
through wildflowers with Joss and Roberta
along the shore with Terri and Nancy….
and so many beautiful spots with so many others….
I went to one of my favorite spots…
….welcome to ….
“my little corner of the world”
On summer Wednesday mornings,
I go to a meditation sitting group at Spirit Rock…
and after the morning,
I drive a few minutes further
to a wonderful little state park…
a redwood park,
with a beautiful little creek running through the middle of it
I always take some blankets, a pillow, lots of good books
no “real” camera today, just an iphone camera
along with a yummy lunch
….and nestle in…
in the midst of the redwoods
a few hours of
quiet, peacefulness and tranquility
nothing needs to be any nicer…
The view from the blanket
looking down toward the creek
the sound of the gurgling little rapids
just down the hill
…a sense of wonder….
soooooo beautiful and stately
I do get up and walk around…
and wonder how it could have happened
that a girl from a small, remote New Hampshire milltown
who first heard that song when she was 12 years old
“This land is your land….from the redwood forest….”
ever made it to these redwood forests
a special soul soothing spot
the seeds were planted in that 12 year old’s mind
I don’t think that girl
would have ever imagined
those seeds would sprout
and she would actually nestle into those mature redwood forests
….butterflies are free…
…and it turns out…
so can we be
emerging from cocoons…
so happy to fly free
What a joy to behold
Are they going up to the sky?
Or coming down into the earth?
today…in the land of
…dream along with me…
in my little corner of the world
…my little corner of the world…
A reflection/post from several months ago….
….the creek, in that same little redwood grove….