I’ve been on hiatus in Oak Creek, AZ near Sedona for a little recharge of my personal batteries. It was a little get away from all the hustle and bustle of the concrete and buzz of the city life. Have you ever noticed the constant noise of your everyday life . . . there are motors everywhere . . . I know I live a blessed life, but maybe having it all is too much?!
I’ve noticed that even sitting outside in the backyard, in my little oasis, that I can’t seem to get away from all the sounds of our rarefied existence these days. There is always constant noise, the pool motors mine and neighbors, the big air-conditioners, the sprinkler systems, the lawn people, airplanes, the list goes on and on. My mind never seems to rest. Eventually, it all gets to be TOO much! I get over stimulated and feel like I’m going to explode! I need a respite from it all. . .
Thus the trip to the cabin in the woods with no TV, no cell phones, no computers, no radios, no air-conditioning, and no background hum of all the motors. The background noise was the CREEK. Blessed be! It was amazingly soothing and calming. It was such down-time, a relaxation for the mind. Time to get in touch with myself and nature again is always a good and healing thing.
Soaring pines, butterfly gardens, chirping birds and red rocks soothe. What more could a person ask to take the edge off? It was lovely, and I’m back to take on the world!
More to follow, just a tease for now . . .
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 8/13/2011