Monday, September 12, 2011

My Reluctant Return

Heaven on earth.

That's where I spent the last week.  Ok, maybe not heaven since I had to share it with a little man who decided now was the time to try out screaming at the top of his lungs as his communication mode du jour. But besides that, my trip away with my brood was everything I could have hoped for and more ... great weather, awesome scenery and hardly a care in the world. 

taken with my otherwise useless cell phone:)

I have to admit, it was unsettling the first time I looked down at my cell phone and saw "Leaving Service Area," but my uneasiness was soon replaced by a sense of peacefulness I find hard to put into words.   Cell phones and the internet are such a part of my everyday life.  I take for granted the fact that anything/anyone I need is merely a click or a few numbers punched away.  If you had asked me if technology caused me stress before my trip I would have most likely said no, but now I know better.  There is something so freeing about truly being away from it all.  Although I was hesitant at first, now I look forward to the next time. Because believe me, there will be a next time ... there simply must.

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. 
Charles A. Lindbergh 

1 comment:

Jill said...

That's beautiful, you'll have to let me know where it is. I want peace and quiet too.