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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Meet my Psychiatrist

Last week James, Bean and I escaped for a spontaneous camping trip.  Four days in the woods and I'm a new person.  Okay, not completely new but certainly refreshed.  It seems that surrounding oneself with trees and sleeping next to a burbling stream is good medicine for an overworked mind.   More to the point, the elixir was no electronics.   No WiFi.  No cell phone.  No TV.  No radio. 

For the first time in months, and I do mean months, I worked in my art journal.  I painted, wrote, mused and dreamed.   I read The Creativity Book: A Year's Worth of Inspiration and Guidance and found myself enormously inspired, which led to more journaling, musing and dreaming. 

We watched in silent awe as a mother black bear with three cubs passed through our campsite at 5 a.m. one morning.  We adopted "Chuck" a precious little chipmunk who ate from James' hand.  We  swam in the chilly mountain lake, took long walks in the cool woods and talked about everything under the sun.

It was good.  Very good.

I foresee another therapy session before summer's end.


faerwillow said...

~what a wonderful moment they captured of you...the true essence of life and being in the woods...it seems to sooth the soul...release all from our inner being and i couldn't agree more...you come back refreshed and renewed...i do hope you get there again...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

smith kaich jones said...

Such a terrific shot. Wonderful. And I agree - my long weekend a couple of weekends ago was electronics free. I thought it would make me nuts - I had stuff to do, you understand, things due. Instead it made me sane, I missed it not one iota, even grew annoyed at a friend who could not put her iPhone away. I am becoming a iPhone hater - LOL! - and am planning to post about it. :)

We have the same therapist, and luckily, she/he is always on call.


McGillicutty said...

oh how wonderful. I envy the peace and quiet of woods and outdoorsyness.... it's just so hot here!!!!! I'll be right up.. :)

Marie Young said...

Nature will do that. I need to find me some soon!

Shannon Tucker Photography said...

Ahhhh, you look so relaxed! what a wonderful bit of respite!



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