April 09, 2020
I like to make sure I go on a walk outside everyday as it really helps ground me. The sounds, smells & textures of nature make me feel present and allow me to focus back on my smaller local community that I know I can immediately effect. Worrying about a global pandemic can make me feel powerless. These walks are a tool that helps me to relax as I can unplug from the 24 hour news cycle. Feeling the rough texture of a stick or hearing the bark of a dog gives me a comforting sense of nostalgia. This won’t be forever. There were lovely times before the virus and they will continue. Everything is cyclical like shifting tides or the setting of the sun.
by Michael James Palmer