I took a solo adventure today, just walking and walking into nowhere.
I tried to re-set my mind to ignore the fears instilled in me about dirt and the world around me. I tried to forget that people flinched when bugs came near them, or that bees can sting. I wanted to experience the raw nature around me without worrying about a hundred and one things. So I set off on my little adventure, walking where people don’t usually walk and stopping every so often to soak in the colors, the scent, the vibe, the feeling, the sound of the present moment. I had an ice coffee in my hand and music through my earphones, and pretty much nothing else. I had no idea where I was going, or how long I’d been walking. I just let the wonder and amazement swell in my heart, observing everything around me.
It made me happiest to watch the butterflies flutter around me when I wandered into a field of wildflowers. I broke into a big happy smile when one of them decided to land on my dress briefly. They were my kindred spirits, the butterflies. I love them very much, and watching them allowed me to gain perspective about myself. It was strange, my affinity with them. I had no idea so many of them lived right by the road, dancing from flower to flower, with beautiful grace and poise, fluttering their wings gently and softly as they move with amazing rhythm and synchronicity.
I took off my shoes and dipped my toes into the cold water of the West River, feeling the clay-like river bank under my feet. I gaze into the endless blue skies, admired the greenery surrounding me and appreciated Vermont’s incredible beauty. I sat on the grass watching a grasshopper leap, searched for a four leaf clover in a clover field and played with a vibrant roadside flower. I observed the details on a bumblebee and breathed in the fresh air of the green mountain state. I thanked God for being alive in this beautiful place and for each season being as beautiful as the last.
Love being a small town girl. ❤
Vermont Summer #nofilter
Hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. The weather was lovely here, bright and sunny. The coming week is going to get a wee bit hot, but I think we’ll survive. 🙂