We watch over others. Family, friends, a passerby in peril. Some may not be aware that we’re standing quietly at guard for them, but we are. And that’s as it should be.
Others watch over us. Family, friends, a passerby who sees us in peril. We may not be aware that someone is standing quietly at guard for us, but they are. And that’s as it should be.
Until the day I leave this earth, I will be tearfully thanking a particular guardian who watched over us. (There are of course many I offer ongoing thanks to.) The HikingAutism.com web site was born from our family’s ability to overcome years of being housebound due to our autistic son’s overwhelming neurological and sensory challenges (Home).
Our “autism whisperer” David (In Memory and Thanks) helped our son and thus our family get back out in the world. Even better, we got out on hiking trails.
Weeks before his death, David, my son and I had a mysterious interaction with a group of ravens. From that day forward, I associated ravens with his presence.
Years after his death, I still think of David when I see a raven. I feel comforted, like someone is guarding over me and my family.
This week’s Hike Notes take us to Muir Beach Overlook, which can be simply a one-stop viewing spot with glorious views, or can be the starting spot for various hikes. (Watch for picturesque ravens posing along the stairway path.)
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Hike Notes 83: Muir Beach Overlook
Sharing insights and hiking highlights (Hikes) from the special needs caregiver front in San Francisco.