Firstly, if you read my last blog post I quoted some concepts about curiosity and passion. There was a BIG error. I quoted Brene Brown when in reality it was Elizabeth Gilbert who discussed these issues of curiosity and passion. OOPs. had to clarify that snafu!
If you don't know about Brene Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert you need to. They are amazing and you can hear them on Ted Talks or youtube.
So back to that which calls my name. As you may have read in my most recent blog post, we spent the summer travelling but did not get to the alpine country of Colorado very much. When i moved to Colorado at 19 years of age the West grabbed me. There is something about standing in an aspen grove that for me is sacred. It is like standing in a cathedral. Did you know that an Aspen grove is one living organism and the largest living organism in the world is the aspen grove along Kebler pass on the way to Crested butte. Anyway , this labor day i decided to hit the aspen country. I invited several friends and several family members all of whom declined. Which was really good with me because i am a lover of time alone. I headed out with Paddington and Morgan ( my pups), who by the way NEVER decline!
We drove to the Grande Mesa. This is the largest flat top mountain in the world. It is only 50 minutes from my home and is like a different world from the high desert in which i live. There are 300 lakes on the Grande Mesa. It is lush, cool ( 20 degrees cooler than where i live) and has a little bit of a taste of upstate NY or Maine. Lots of lakes, pine trees and my beloved Aspen trees. It is very remote and there are miles and miles to explore on back country roads, remote lakes and fresh cool air.
You should try it. highly recommend. This long weekend was way too short so as we head back into life tomorrow, may we know what is important . That we can focus on those things that we hold as essential for life. Those people. those experiences. those practices and those other important tidbits. whatever they may be.