"The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Today was PPW's writing retreat, a chance for all the volunteers to get together, and relax, attend workshops or just write. This after my other writing retreat yesterday which was a "retreat from work" at the Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado. It seems like lately I have to leave my house to really relax, if I'm home there is always work to be done, filing, cleaning, organizing, lots of paperwork. Now when I go away, I don't take anything with me except a blank notebook so I'm forced to relax. It was wonderful. My mind is clearer today, after listening to music and wading through the river, taking in the natural beauty of Colorado. I needed it.In Mr. Emerson's essay Nature, he writes how nature is medicinal, and healing. How often do you let everything go and embrace nature as a healer for your mind? Today, another class trip but no homework, take a long walk or a hike off the beaten path and clear your head. No work today!
The Writing Nag
Labels: Emerson, Nature, writing retreat