Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Great Outdoors

Believe it or not, I wasn't always a big city girl.   Once upon a time in Montana I was a simple country girl oblivious to the luxuries of penthouse suites in 5 star hotels, 8 course meals that last into the wee hours of the morning, and shopping that requires a dedicated team to carry all the bags.   Don't get me wrong - we had 3 tv stations, so I knew that such things could be imagined, I just thought they were like Mars - you know it's there, but you can't GET there from here!  For the most part, I've traded my naivete and small town/small mind perspective in for a much more worldly and infinite potential view.   Roughing it is no longer camping in places where you eat what you can kill or carry ... it's when I can't get in for my pedicure on Thursday!

But one thing that I still carry with me is a love for sunshine on my skin.   I don't need to hit the backwoods ... but I do love to step away from the zoo of city life and take a slow deep breath of clear crisp air.   The world is at once much larger and much more manageable when the skyline is trees and the blocks are fields.   Troubles come into sharper focus when the world expands to something infinitely larger than one's flatscreen or the four walls of an office.   And dreams always expand to fill the space we move through ... the sky isn't the limit anymore when you get away from the bright lights and see how many stars actually grace the heavens!

Au Naturel - 062513 - Miz B

Don't get me wrong ... I don't expect to trade in my Starbucks for a garden plot until I'm about 112.   I thrive in the hustle and bustle, and I NEED the action and noise and people - the energy of city life.   But even the most driven among us can benefit from a pause - a chance to just BE instead of the continual DO that defines us.   Go find a road less travelled ... take an hour to get lost someplace with no cell reception (push past the panic - it will pass!) ... take off your clothes and let the grass tickle your toes, the sun kiss your skin, and the breeze tease your senses.  Ok, ok, so even out there I tend to leave my stilettos on - but you get my point!   

Sunday Stroll - 062513 - Image Courtesy of YM Fotowerke


  1. Having just come from 4 days in a city of 5 mil (Toronto) I couldn't wait to return to my 2 intersecting dirt roads and the peace of the woods
    I love the outdoors be it a skinny dip(preferable to a stroll for me) or sharing a patch of soft grass with a loved one the outdoors has a charm

    Privacy but with the real potential to be seen...tickles my voyeuristic side

  2. Lovely truly lovely


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