“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Not all changes are drastic. Small changes can build into habits or even a way of life. You don’t even notice until you think back on your past.
Just as each season morphs into each new one, our lives alter with each new acquaintance and experience.
Within the realms of solitude and silence the soul soars.
The scope broadens.
The path lengthens.
Perhaps we find ourselves further away than we originally meant to wander. There’s an ephemeral quality of the quiet beauty in this discovery.
Do you wish to stay here? Do you want to go back?
I choose to continue walking.
The days may pass in subtle degrees, but every breath is a beautiful possibility.