Finding Peace

The past few weeks have been challenging. Like so many people, my spirit is fraught and frustrated by the ugly tumult taking place in Washington yet I can’t look away. More than ever, I find myself searching for glimmers of hope, integrity, possibility.

Waking up to a cloudy October morning, I purposely treated myself to a quiet, restful day, doing my best to tune out the travesty of the Kavanaugh confirmation.  I headed first to where I usually turn for rejuvenation and reflection: a morning walk in nature.

10-6      swimming river

While I typically walk in silence to fully savor the sounds around me, this morning I popped in my ear buds to continue listening to an episode of On Being with two of my favorite poets: Padraig O Tuama and Marilyn Nelson.  Pure, nourishing soul food….

On Being: Choosing Words that Deepen the Argument of Being Alive

Followed by pure, nourishing real food (though, truth be told, I wanted a pizza)….

salad

And as the perfect nightcap to an October Saturday, I flipped between episodes of Dateline (who doesn’t love Keith Morrison on a Saturday evening?!) and my favorite Georgia Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt.

dawgs
Go Dawgs!

A much-needed day of peace uncovered in the simplest of joys.  Happy Saturday, everyone.  Tend to yourselves, cultivate peace.