(Glen)Walk with Me

This week is a big week. The semester is winding down through that strange, stressful process that is finals, and my twentieth birthday is on Friday. It’s a lot to think about, and I certainly have a lot to say about it, just not now. I don’t have quite enough time to get out all the thoughts I need to in the right way.

That may have something to do with the fact that I spent two hours wandering around the Glen this morning (one great thing about going to college in the middle of nowhere: a lot of room for woods). I always like a good Glen walk – some small transcendental part of myself enjoys the solitude. This morning was a good one for that. It was gray, windy and I almost didn’t go once I stepped outside my dorm and felt rain spitting on my face.

But I did go, and I’m glad I did. Winding through trees and hopping over brooks was a nice change from sitting cooped up in my room or curled on a chair in the coffee shop working. And, of course, I took a lot of pictures. Way too many pictures. More pictures than even I can appreciate in one sitting.

So I narrowed it down to a few of the best ones, and I’ve left them here for you to see. Looking at them again, I think there’s something to be said about nature and our interaction with it, and how that solitude I found wasn’t quite as solitary as I thought. Though I won’t disclose anymore commentary on my walk, know that each picture represents a moment where something caught my eye and I could not continue walking without capturing it. Maybe they show that I have a keen eye, maybe that I’m easily distracted. Either way, I hope you enjoy, and I hope you find some way this week to clear your mind and connect with your inner Thoreau or tree nymph or what have you.

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