On this particular Monday, I am considering solitude. Hiding in the mountains, away from everything and anything that makes me worry, stress and fear. I supposed I may very well be the only one that has ever felt this way. I am okay with that.
A list of what to bring (so far): coffee, snacks, a book or two, a notebook and my favorite pen (which seems to have run off again), maybe my laptop...maybe not, and warm clothes. That's as far as I've gotten. Well, possibly a bottle of wine too.
And a cabin with a warm fire.
Only the essentials.
Maybe the mountains just remind me of peace and solitude. A reminder to let everything go every now and then. A good reminder. Worry, stress and fear are a part of life, but not good for the soul. Don't we all need a place and a time to let it go?
Or maybe it is just the thought of that place.
As the Ennis Clan packs and plans to move during the busiest time of year, I dream of this place.
As the weather gets colder and wetter and the days shorter, I long for this place.
As lifelong friends face frightening news, I turn my eyes that direction.
As the world seems to be crumbling around me...