If a generic Parkway any-tourist-could-have-snapped-it-with-a-Kodak-toss away photo could look like this?
Who wouldn't dream of creating a lifestyle that means more chances for my daughter to have fun with her Grandparents like this?
For her to run with the dogs in her pajamas and jean jacket?
To play in a cold, pure mountain creek on a daily basis?
This is what I wish for her, for us. To feed our souls with the beauty of these mountains. To comfort us with close family ties. To slow down, take time. To live lives of spiritual, familial, environmental, intellectual, and emotional connection.
I keep forgetting that. I keep getting wrapped up in the day-to-day, the petty, and the small. I keep falling into the same ways of thinking and being.
I want to live at a higher elevation--in more ways than one--but I'm struggling to make the climb. My pack is too heavy, and I need to lighten it up.