My plans went awry today and it was great!

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

Wilderness places and the natural world are antidotes for an anxious mind and tired body. I went for a drive today.  It was longer than expected ― the way was blocked by a landslide close to my destination. I rerouted, the long way, and after more hours than intended I arrived high up in the hinterland where a cool breeze whispered around my body and danced in my hair.

I set out with the intention of shrugging off months of overwork and brain drain on a 17 kilometre walk. Alas, it was not to be. The track was closed due to recent weather events and was unsafe. This was not shaping up to be the day or the soothing balm I had intended. Not to be deterred I opted for a much shorter though highly picturesque walk and drank in the gifts around me.

 

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4 thoughts on “My plans went awry today and it was great!

  1. What a beautiful detour Shannyn. Hoping you felt refreshed and rejuvenated after. So much beauty all around us. Good for you not to be deterred by the obstacles and adapt to a new discovery.

    • Thank you Sue. I’m not naturally spontaneous and I have to admit there was a little unease and frustration when the GPS kept taking me back to the first road block. Persistence payed off in the end though. 😊

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