As we wake this morning to the sound of rain, I am thankful for it. Not just the much-needed rain for the Earth that surrounds my home, but for the SOUND. It's the sound of rain that slows down life and allows me to feel that I don't need to move fast.
The feel of rain on my head or down the back of my neck usually makes me want to walk a bit faster, but the SOUND helps me slow down.
On our adventures, we look for the beautiful vistas and the little things along side the trail. When we stop our trek to rest or get some water, we notice the sound outside of ourselves. When we are no longer just listening to the patter our own footsteps and the swish of our clothes and the thought that are in our heads or pouring out of our mouthes, we hear the sound of our hike. In that sound, is the solitude that we seek, the adventure we strive for, and the life we live.
Admittedly, we don't live in a place with the most GRAND vistas in our country. But we do find something we seek on every hike. Mostly through those sounds. So, this morning, I will enjoy the sound of the relaxation that I seek at the end of the Summer. On the days when there is no rain or wind through the trees or crickets singing, I am happy that I have those sounds saved so, I can go back to those sounds and feelings . I hope that you will find your sound location too. Until next time, keep on trekking!
Kay and Matt enjoy hiking all over the USA. We have a YouTube Channel to video our adventures, this blog, and we are working on building an app to allow others to go on adventures too.
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