I learned a couple of new things about myself this week. Number one: When I am out hiking alone, I talk to myself. Number two: As I work my way to higher altitudes in said hikes, my monologue takes on different accents. Do you think various Spanish phrases said in a Scottish or Brittish accent would scare off any mountain lions in the area?
I have now visited three Colorado State Parks in my quest for ten visits while I am here. I went on Friday to Eldorado Canyon State Park. Absolutely gorgeous! I packed my lunch and hiked for about three hours. God is never more present to me than she is when I am out in nature like that. I sat on a sun-warmed rock and ate my peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwich looking out over the pines and mountains. It was so obvious to me then that everything truly is one. That my bread was the same earth on which I gazed. That I, too, am that same earth. That all is connected. All part of the same creation. It was a splendid walk with God.
I found out Friday afternoon that I have been officially approved to make first vows this coming summer. Exciting little pieces to begin to consider as all of that comes together.
Today, a pretty laid back one I hope. Some errands to run. Some Spanish to study. Maybe a simple dinner to make. We'll see. Sabbath time. Peace to all.