I always try to keep up on events without allowing bad news to saturate my life. I am very susceptible to bad news overload. But lately the state of the world has really gotten to me. ISIS, hunger, racism, riots, rape, cancer. Lots and lots of cancer. I know this is all part of the world as it is, but I also know a different world of nature and beauty and serenity.
And so, knowing that I needed to balance what is feeding my soul lately, I ventured off into the wilderness for a few days. Not backpacking. Yet. I’m pretty sure I would collapse under the weight of a pack right now, especially in the high temperatures we have been experiencing.
No, just a few days of solitary hikes in to the woods and gorges and places untouched by man made upheaval.
Cool and refreshing.
I am home again, reading distressing headlines and trying to support those who are dealing with way too much crap.
War, violence, sickness. Nature, beauty, serenity.
It is all the same world. I must be careful how I choose to react to it.