I stood at the end of the winding road. Facing her, I admired her curves and tree-lined slopes. Before stepping away, I stretched my arms toward her lifegiving display, drawing in the uplifting energy she so graciously gave during my mountain stay. Like an entire universe contained on the top of a pin, I will carry her revitalizing essence and nurturing lessons in a small locket, resting on my skin. Should the suffocating concrete attempt to churn me with its tumbling rocks and cement, I will close my eyes, touch the locket, and be reminded that the peace and tranquility found along a winding road, are now carried within.
Following and exploring an unfamiliar road can bring discoveries that might forever change a traveler. Some travelers are changed so much they may find that the end of the road is not the end, but the perfect location from which to begin.
Video clarification ~ I did not spend time in the trees like a squirrel or bird (nice idea), I spent time with the trees. 😆 My video was rushed, but my words come from my heart. ❤ Wanting so much to extend my time among the tall pines, I did the next best thing: I took the long scenic route to the airport and much to the annoyance of the drivers behind me, I did not rush to get there. Good thing, because when I did arrive at the airport, my flight was delayed over four hours due to mechanical issues. OK, that was not a “good thing.” The delay was frustrating for those with connecting flights. It took over three hours for a mechanic to arrive and another thirty minutes for the captain to receive clearance after the thirty minute repair was addressed. We were not told what the issue was, but we landed safely. That was a good thing! 😆 I am no longer in the Cascade Mountains, but I do have more to share from my time there, including a video clip of two talented musicians playing Ethiopian Jazz at a charming Saturday market. Next week’s shares!
Hope you enjoyed being my passenger under the trees. Enjoy another winding road musical share ~ Iggy Pop singing, “Passenger.” 🎶 Thank you for visiting and reading. Be well. 💗 Michele
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