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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


As the weather warms in the Earth's northern hemisphere its people emerge as well.  We come out from our  houses, apartment buildings, factories and office buildings seeking, looking, and longing.  We are drawn to patios, lawns, forests, parks, sidewalk tables, rivers, lakes, mountains, deserts, oceans, the sun, and night skies.  Many people spend time and money to travel to places where we feel more connected to creation, to ourselves, and to others.

What is it that draws us?  Could it be that wherever it may be, simply being outside reminds us deep in our consciousness that we too are part of creation, that the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, all come from these places to which we are drawn?  Could it be that the still lake, the mountain trail, the lapping waves, and the stars remind us from where we come and to where one day we will return?  Could it be that even though the places we call "home" where we eat, sleep, work, and spend so much time are not really home at all?

Is "home" really a place?  Perhaps not.  Maybe home is not so much, as the old adage says "..where the heart is," but rather a longing of not just the heart, but of body, mind, and soul to re-connect and re-belong to the wonder of creation.

The real beauty of it all is that to go home, to find, feel, and perhaps momentarily satisfy this longing all we need do is step outside.

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