Other than our road trip, Norm and I spent a quiet summer alone mostly. Quiet is truly what I needed in order to jettison the flotsam that had been accumulating in my brain for the last several years.
To say farewell to summer, Norm took me for a boat ride early in the morning on Labor Day. Just the two of us existed on the lake for a long while. Us and a solitary duck, that is. This loner lolled by creating nary a wake as we inched onward.
The haze that enveloped the lake reminded me of the moors in Wuthering Heights – fearsome yet alluring all the same. In the distance, I spotted an angler patiently casting his line, over and over again, waiting for a bite. It seemed as though a metaphor for my life was squeezed into his motions. He was mesmerizing; his oneness with his surroundings – indeed, his very existence – cathartic for this fractured soul.
Then the sun burned off the mist, and another day waned. As we walked the hill towards home, the hand of the universe reached down and painted a canvas that only our eyes beheld. Imagine that – artwork just for the two of us.
And the day ended in the same manner in which it started.
Gorgeous photos. I’m so glad you had that healing trip. Take care, xox
Yes, journeys are fun, Christine, but it’s nice to come home, too. xo
Oooooooppppssss. Stacy. That’s better. Really should reread my words before finishing. 🙂
So beautiful Stay. A balm for the soul.
It certainly is, Bonnie. It certainly is. xo
Sounds like such a good summer to me, Stacy. I’m glad it was healing as well. Love your photos of the mist, too. One of my favourite things. Hugs to you. ~ Linne
It was a great summer – and now I’m ready to catch up on blog reading! xo
You did manage to have some very tranquil boat rides on the lake and that is soothing for the soul.
We too did enjoy our 7-day trip around Arizona and flew back home on Friday. Now it’s catching up again.
But being in nature, in the quiet and far away from the city hustle works so calming and soothing. Observing wildlife is one of the best things to do.
Hugs and best wishes for a lovely week ahead.
Yes, I do love being away from the hustle of the city, though I do enjoy an occasional foray into small towns. xo
It’s good when the flotsam can be jettisoned. It sounds like your summer healed part of your soul, Stacy. Lovely pictures from the boat.
Thanks, Kathy. One the things I truly enjoy is being on the water. Another thing is reading your words.. xo