If we had our druthers, we would breakfast, lunch and dine here, out in the open every day. There is something to be said of the calming presence of the trees about us; sentinels guarding against modern world disruption, creating a refuge for those who seek solace and tranquility from the din of the outside world.
As we relax and unwind, our minds settle down. We sit together in silence, comforted by the surety of each other’s presence, and we drift away. At first, we are each carried away by our own piece of driftwood upon the stream of our memories. Each journey is unique; each journey is memorable. We watch, ponder and reflect on the events that were selected for that journey’s viewing. Acceptance, recognition, and learning take place.
Our stream reaching its end, we immediately find ourselves airborne, soaring to unfathomable heights. As we gaze around, we realize there is more to this existence than just us. The world is so large and so vast and it is filled with opportunity and untapped potential: a conclusion reached, an insight gained, a truth discovered, a new door opened. Upon receiving our gifts, we are brought back to our bench. The air between us is charged with the promise and thrill of another adventure.
We quickly glance at each other and immediately reach for our notepads where we attempt to capture the journey as best as we can. We try to be understanding of the other’s need to be done before bursting from the vitality that journeys bring.
We also reflect upon and get inspired by the works of others, be they other writers, artists, musicians, poets, photographers or an everyday hero who rose above.
You are welcome to sit with us in our beautifully serene garden, be it for tranquility, reflection or inspiration. We invite you to share your experiences as well. The world is vast, and we can all learn from each other.