Monday, January 13, 2014
Cathedral of the Forest
Woke up to a strange sky today. Overcome by a restless, anxious feeling, I decided to go out for a walk. That always helps. I noticed how odd it was that the sky, the morning, the world seemed to reflect my mood back at me. Or, perhaps it was saying to me, "I know. I understand. Come out for a walk and we'll talk things over."
I set out on my walk feeling a little lost. I don't know why. sometimes we just feel that way for no good reason. I rambled and wandered and ended up here - in the pine forest on top of the hills that look down on our house. It's so quiet here. and then I noticed the soft sighing of the pines as their tops caught the wind and they swayed to and fro, whispering. I stood there for the longest time, just listening and watching them sway. And then I started to feel that awful tension I had been carrying start to drift away. up and away with the wind in the treetops. And I started to cry. I stood there in the middle of that pine thicket and had myself a good old sobbing cry. And when it was all over, I felt better. I said a prayer of thanksgiving and I wondered if I could feel any closer to God in the great gothic cathedrals of France than I did standing there in that pine forest.
Don't worry. I am really ok. I know I've been a bit quiet here, but I have just been resting and recovering from the holidays. I have been visiting all of you and enjoying your words. I just haven't had any of my own to share for a while. Hopefully that will change soon.
Thank you so much to my friends who have messaged me to say hello and to ask about me. I am overwhelmed by your kindness and so touched by your concern. Big, big hug to you all!
Blessings to you from the woods :)
"Be still and know that I am God……" Psalm 46:10