To Wander Slowly

Barnstorming

darkhedgesantique photo by Emily Gibson (Dark Hedges, Ireland)

13879177_1446182428744399_766280154661466636_n photo by Joel DeWaard (Whatcom County, Washington)

For how many years did I wander slowly
through the forest. What wonder and
glory I would have missed had I ever been
in a hurry!
~Mary Oliver from “Leaves and Blossoms Along the Way” from Felicity

beechtrail photo by Emily Gibson (Mt. Stewart Gardens, Ireland)

newhampshirefall1 photo by Ben Gibson (New Hampshire)

God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.
~Meister Eckhart

rhodiecontrast photo by Emily Gibson (Ireland)

lochlomond5 photo by Emily Gibson (Scotland)

Sometimes going for a walk is too much like a sprint, as far and as fast as possible.
Sometimes it is a spontaneous trek into the unknown, just to prove it can be done.
Sometimes it is a climb into the dark, with precipices and crumbling ledges under our feet.
Sometimes it is simply a journey of curiosity to see…

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