I had to just get away for a while. I was spending way too much time watching that what was going on in Japan. And feeling so inadequate for not being able to help more.
I needed perspective.
I took long walks in the newly wakening woods. I didn’t even take my camera. Just me, the powers that be, and nature. I needed to get my thankfulness back, too.
The crocuses are starting to push their heads up through the softer places in the still frozen earth.
Fresh air came into my lungs, revitalizing me.
It was slow going picking my way through the frozen leaves and underbrush, but that was all for the better.
More time to think, more time to breath, more time to find my way back to my place in this world.
I’m still hurting for the people of Japan, and doing what I can in my small ways. But it is enough for now.