connecting to the elemental

John O’Donohue said that landscape recalls us into a mindful mode of solitude and stillness where we can receive time. I experienced his words as truth this past Saturday when we took a short winter hike to this lookout at Hawk Mountain. Taking the time to be in nature, even with the cold earth and bare branches, allows me to regain my clarity and a deep sense of calm. All of life in these moments feels to be unfolding in perfect timing, including my own.