Weekly Ruminature #3: Peaks


Sometimes even the gray days of life are beautiful. Owl's Head Mountain, Adirondacks, 2010.

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes—every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
—Orison Swett Marden

My soul always expands when I’m deep in nature, pushing some of the daily chatter and noise out of my brain. It’s such sweet relief to put down the constant anxiety of What Am I Supposed To Do Next (in ways both big and small) and just wander through the forest or climb a mountain peak and just hear the unsilent hiss of life all around me.


About stacy

I am a writer, author, mother, former magazine editor (last at Redbook), optimist, and, above all, a searcher. I'm still searching for whom I'm really meant to be, after a series of very jarring losses: a divorce and house disaster that led to a book (Falling Apart In One Piece); a week after the book came out, my parents suddenly fell gravely ill, I resigned from my job (and, apparently, my career), my son went into crisis, my parents then rapidly died four weeks apart, and my boyfriend (who had moved in with me and my son just weeks before the book came out) began the painful journey of realizing we couldn't make our relationship work (that story unfolded on this blog). Since then I've been trying to figure out what's next. Or, in other words, how to fill in the blanks.
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One Response to Weekly Ruminature #3: Peaks

  1. teamgloria_ says:


    we’re back from china and just wanted to drop by and visit you 🙂


    that’s such a tranquil picture. truly. *takingadeepbreath*. thank you.

    sending much love


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