|A rustic scene on the trail where I walk....very peaceful!|
I've been thinking lately about how we all find peace and quiet in different ways. I love getting up early in the morning because even though I live by myself, the sounds of the rest of the world interfere with my peace and quiet. The sound of traffic as neighbors leave for work or the neighbor who walks his dog very early (and the dog barks at his own shadow, I think!).
I honestly think I've become super-sensitive to noise as I've gotten older, yet sometimes I get wrapped up in my OWN noise and don't even realize it until all of a sudden I feel like screeching for everyone to "SHUT UP"!! Then I look around and see that I'm the only one here and I have the tv too loud, I'm listening to videos online, the clothes drying is buzzing because it's finished, someone is mowing their lawn and there's that damn dog barking again! LOL
So, the walks every morning for the past 5 months have given me a reliable escape! I go early so I get there before the traffic starts (on weekdays) and before the bikers, joggers and other walkers on the weekends. I feel like I own the trail when I'm the first one out there and I like to be the first one to see the wildlife who live in the area, like this doe and her young ones:
This does it for me. It renews my spirit for the day and even if I don't see the deer some days, the anticipation of it or the absolute KNOWING that I'm going to see a beautiful sunrise or an incredible cloud formation.
How do you find your peace and quiet? Are you able to transport yourself to a calm, beautiful place even when you can't actually GO somewhere? Can you get away from everyone else's noise garbage?