Tuesday, April 10, 2007
a gift of peace
On the run this morning, but I know people like looking at fresh blog entries! This picture is from Melrose, our tree farm in South Carolina, taken last fall. Maybe I feel immediate peace when I look at this picture because there is such peacefulness at that place. Imagine being able to sit on the front porch and gaze out at that view all day long (or perhaps I should say, looking up periodically from immersion in a good book), and then take in the sunset with a little happy hour before heading indoors for a leisurely dinner. Even on a rainy day I like to be out there on the porch to take in the wet view. The mood created is different, but still peaceful. In another month we'll be headed there for a few days of R&R (or at least that's my plan--Ken will probably busy himself with a host of projects!), not long enough to get fully restored, but even a few days are a tonic. It's wonderful to have such a place in our lives.