Recently I hosted a friend from my hometown who was in need of a break from the stresses of daily urban life. I invited her to join us up in Maine. Thankfully, she had a great time! The restorative powers of the White Mountains never cease to amaze me. Here is an excerpt from her note to me:
Since I have gotten back, everyone I meet says I look so relaxed. I am trying to hold on to the feeling. You don’t know what you did for me in inviting me back. I wish I could figure out how to include such experiences in my life. Maybe we can fit in one more visit before you leave. I wouldn’t even mind coming in stick season now that I love it so much!!!
This fills my soul.