Recently, I spent a full month immersed in nature. Think towering pine trees, lush ferns, crystal lake waters, unhindered sunsets, a little log cabin and silence. Oh, the silence. The raw energy of a world without the electric buzz of daily life - it is something that must be experienced as its impact can't really be imagined.
Don't get me wrong. I am a city girl who loves mod-cons and we weren't actually 'off the grid'. But we were 'out of range' and while that took some adjustment, I'm not exaggerating when I say it calmed my soul. And, more extraordinarily, the souls of my three boys under 5, who normally have enough energy between them to power a small city on their own...