Gridley trail is close to home yet provides me with a perfect sense of seclusion and serenity. It’s amazing how close the perfect getaway can be. The desire to find a peaceful haven begins at such an early age; I can’t imagine a child anywhere in the world who hasn’t tried to construct a fort with whatever resources available to try to get away from it all.
I still try to escape the world of grownups. My years of work as a preschool teacher allowed me to go back in time by listening carefully to the thought processes of developing minds, softening the mistaken constructs I have formed as an adult and helping me return to a more open, imaginative state. I take this mindset with me into the mountains where I look, listen and feel with my heart.
Here’s what I found today:
Thank you, Uncle John, for the new camera. Your gentle heart and generous spirit never cease to amaze me.