You know, I don't think there is anything more beautiful, or inspiring to me than watching children 'be' in nature. When they are able to be free in their environment -free of mind, free of spirit -their inherent sense of connection to the earth is so strong and alive. I try to do it often, but particularly this weekend, I tried to do a lot of watching - watching my babes play in the world around them, with the earth's offerings as their only 'toys'. I felt honored to watch and share in the moments with them, and I felt inspired and moved to do the same. I'm so grateful to my children for that.
Though I'm reluctant to admit it, I know the beginning of fall is near. Always my most challenging time of year, I hope this year to take as much of the spirit of the outside world that we enjoy in the summer in with me as we begin to draw closer to home. And to carry that energy into the creative projects close to my heart right now. So with the end of summer, comes a bit of creative renewal, I do think.