sanctuary
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erenahthe consolation of verbosity
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why I've not been around this week..

sanctuary

by erenah

"In the mountains",

Eliot said,

"There you feel free":

there are times when civilisation becomes too much for me;

when I have to go into the high places, retreat

from a life I am assured is ordinary:

school, internships, the trauma of a broken, addict family

the perennial anxiety of having *nothing*

if I don't manage to succeed - then there's the

all-the-while wondering whether any of it

is worth anything

so I turn to wandering - solitarily

and I draw solace from the wilderness:

majestic, mollifying;

remedy.

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erenahBronze Commathe consolation of verbosity
9 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil that sounds like an enviable balance. After spending the last 5 years co-opted into a megalopolis in order to attend a fancy law school, I'm aching for a more isolated life. Small town practice, in a province where I spent summers as a child on my grandparents' land (which was how they got through the depression). Everyone thinks I'm weird for not being about the rat race but man. It's just not for me.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
9 months agoReply
@erenah As I grew older, I became less tolerant and willing to adjust to urban society. I don't think anyone can live without some of the amenities of urban life, like shopping for esoteric goods, healthcare facilities, and live cultural events. I live on the outskirts of a small town 50 miles from Austin, TX. . Everyday a small herd of deer eat and drink in our yard as well as squirrels, raccoons, frogs and toads, snakes, lizards, and at least 100 different species of birds. We have five immense 100 year old oak trees that shade the property. It makes my creative blood pump richer and stronger.

erenahBronze Commathe consolation of verbosity
9 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil thank you! Yeah I think the only downside to getting out into nature is having to adjust back to city life afterwards.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
9 months agoReply
This is a beautiful piece. Recharge your batteries in the great wide open or anywhere you can find peace and quiet. The message is great for this urban society. Great job!!!

LostInMyDreamsCommabassadorDelving deeper into the unknown
9 months agoReply
@erenah I'm in Louisiana,US. I'll have to locate the nearest national park and visit it one day. Thanks!

erenahBronze Commathe consolation of verbosity
9 months agoReply
@LostInMyDreams thank you! I'm not sure where in the world you live, but I really recommend hitting your nearest national park if you can :)

LostInMyDreamsCommabassadorDelving deeper into the unknown
9 months agoReply
I really enjoyed reading "sanctuary". I wish I had a beautiful place to retreat!