There are many reasons I adore my wife, Rebecca, and one of them is the pleasure we take in simple things. A walkabout is a spiritual quest taken by a young Aborigine. For us, a walkabout is as simple as unplugging for a few days and walking into the backcountry to hang-out with the butterflies at Angel Falls.
The rhythm of the forest is slow, but it didn’t take long for us to slow down enough to find our still point. It’s there that the knots can be untied. At Angel Falls we loosened the stranglehold of our knots. Maybe someday we will untie them all and set ourselves free.
One of my favorite authors is Joseph Campbell and his most famous line might be, “Follow your bliss.” Unplugging for a short time gave us the quiet we needed to open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us. For Rebecca and I, bliss was found among the ancient trees standing firmly rooted in Mother Earth while reaching high for the stars.
Stand firm, my friends. Reach high for the stars, my friends.