The element of surprisePosted: November 2, 2012 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Adventures in Life, Air, Autumn, Bicycle Adventures, Blog Business, Earth, fall, Fire, home, Letting Go, Mindfulness, NaBloPoMo, nature, Photography, Spirit, travel, wandering, water, weather | Tags: autumn, cycling, fall foliage, MaidinSun Photography, NaBloPoMo, nature, Outdoors, Pennsylvania, Photography, quotes, travel, trees, water, weather, woods 54 Comments
As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
~ Stephen Graham, The Gentle Art of Tramping, 1926
I have participated in the original, official NaBloPoMo since November of 2006. It was, in a way, a lifeline for me. It was through that first NaBloPoMo that I began to experience a sense of community in what I think of as the outer blogosphere. (I had previously been blogging for years under a pseudonym in a more closed space with a smaller community.) I was going to need my new blogmates and this sense of being in touch with the outer world beginning the following month when M and I made a temporary move to West Chester, Pennsylvania (a town I referred to as Sabbaticalville while we were living there).