Nature Therapy.1

Hi, friends. Now that social distancing has become the new normal here in Dhaka as well most places from which you may be viewing this post, I don’t expect (or hope) to be going out very much in the coming period of unknown duration. Fortunately, I have some lovely photos that I took on a glorious day out by the coast in Sonoma County with some of my very dearest friends in the world at a time in February before social separation became the new norm. I’d originally intended to stir them into one of my longer posts, with more story about what and where.

But now I’ve decided that I need something non-work to do during these days at home with no defined boundary between work and life. Also, something to remind myself – & perhaps you? – that the world is still out there with its beauty, its mystery, its passion & heartbreak, whenever we’re again able to go out to explore, appreciate and share it with one another. I find nature helps ground me in myself and remind me how small a part of this beautiful universe I am. In some odd way, it usually stirs in me compassion with my fellow humans and other living things. I hope you’ll enjoy today’s first entry in this new series, which I hope to introduce on alternate days ahead along with a few last “Signs of the City” entries which I prepared in advance, during various trips to reinforce my supplies of things like tea and milk for this period ahead. Once we run through those, it’ll all be nature on the Sonoma Coast, until…well, until whatever happens next in our world, eh? 🙂 Peace, compassion, courage, and health to us all.

4 responses

  1. LCW

    We’ve been social distancing in Philadelphia for about 2 weeks now and we’re still waiting for the other show to drop. We fear greatly for our brothers and sisters in Africa and South America — take good care, wash your hands, up and greet each other with a wave from 2 m away.

    March 25, 2020 at 18:43

  2. Good morning Paul, and thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of Sonoma County! What a beautiful place it is!

    March 26, 2020 at 04:35

  3. Sam Craig

    Thanks for sharing these, Paul! It will be really hard as the weather gets nicer and nicer, continuing to not be out and about enjoying it besides exercise really. I think by May / June if we still have the same guidelines, that will be the hardest point of it all for me.

    March 26, 2020 at 13:52

  4. Vivian Ling

    Welcome home! The trip was arduous, I know, but in retrospect, wasn’t it just a skip and a hop? Glad it worked out nicely despite the suspense!

    July 6, 2020 at 11:23

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