On Top of the World

It is a requirement to listen to this song while reading this post! Hahaha only kidding. πŸ™‚

Nature makes me feel so terribly insignificant in a good way. Sometimes it seems as though life is so dull and tedious with all of it’s silly little rules and absurdities and pointless activities…but then one day I’m sitting on the ground, gazing at the world around me when the most profound feeling overtakes me. I can see the sky, but not even the entire sky because it extends forever. The sky, with it’s strange clouds–a visible mass of liquid droplets suspended in the atmosphere–that circulate the Earth. Then my eyes observe the the curiously hung trees that ripple in the shapeless wind: an invisible, ancient source of energy that surrounds us.

The world is just so incomprehensible, so vast, complex, and mysterious.

A few days ago, my best friend Jasmine and I hiked and climbed up and down a rocky hill. I wouldn’t consider it a mountain, but it was definitely steeper and larger than an average hill. The area was an unmarked path, but we continued on anyway and it was totally and completely worth it! The zone wasn’t consider part of the parks designated walking trail because it was pretty dangerous, but we were very careful and walked in the footprints of others who had climbed before us. There is nothing more awesome than catching some rays around 100 feet off the ground with a gorgeous view of rushing water, bright green trees, and cotton candy clouds!

By the time we climbed down, we were covered in sweat, mud, dirt, and blood! Ok, the blood part was me… πŸ˜› When Newton stated that an object in motion continues in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force, he wasn’t kidding! Hahaha! The object in motion was me and the opposing force was a nice patch of tree branches.

We will most definitely be heading up there again! Being outdoors is so wonderful. After being cooped up all winter, there’s nothing else I want to do!

Here are some shots from our travels. They were taken on my phone camera, so I apologize for the quality.

 

What do you think the clouds would taste like if they weren’t just evaporated water?
What is your favorite part of nature?

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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