I told you that I was taking the day off yesterday, and that is exactly what I did.
L and I went kayaking on a lovely little pond in the Adirondacks.
My commentary will likely have nothing to do with the pictures, but then again, they may.
The weather was outstanding......just about perfect.
I have made a promise to myself, that I will kayak or hike at least once a week. All work and no play is making me feel DULL.
My knee makes it a challenge to get in and out of the kayak, but once I'm in, I love it. All that weaving makes for lots of upper body strength.
I was hoping to see loons, but this is the time of year they are nesting, and hatching eggs, so we were very quiet, so as not to disturb them.
But I do love herons.
There was evidence of a lively bunch of beavers in residence.
Seriously, I wouldn't bother them. They have very sharp teeth. And they are also having babies right about now.
So paddle along with me, and check it out.
I am loving the quiet.
I know I need to do this more often. It is incredibly inspiring.
It's just important that there is access, without carrying your kayak too far.
I appreciate creature comforts, as well as the next person. But sometimes I wonder if we aren't just a little TOO connected.
What would be wrong with a week or two without all of it.
No cell, no TV, no internet, no NOISE, no problems.
Sounds good to me.
Whenever I am out here, I feel myself reconnecting to some place deep inside me.
A place that centers me, calms me, so that when the wind comes up, and the waters get rough, I am still ok.
If there is one thing I have learned in my life, it's that I have to take care of my own serenity.
OTHERWISE, stuff gets all dammed up.