A Softer Light
Sometimes the world turns so quickly and haphazardly that it’s hard to find solid ground to stand on. Visually I think of bold, vividly contrasting colors that jar our sense of stability.
Pendulums eventually swing, and storms eventually lull, even the longest, harshest ones.
After extended chaos, it’s hard to feel there will ever be calm. And yet the skies soften to pale pastels, and a sense of peace sneaks back.
I can usually find a few moments of tranquility with time spent outdoors, even in a literal storm, but placid soft-hued light falling over rolling hills offers an easier portal to serenity.
May all of us find ways to tap into the soothing, hazy light of a pastoral sunset, even in tumultuous times.
This week’s Hike Notes are from the archives, Tennessee Valley Fox Trail, a hike with mild inclines and the Pacific horizon in view, perfect for tapping into nature’s calming forces.
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This week’s Hike Notes from the Archives:
(Original Hike Notes 42): Tennessee Valley Fox Trail
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