The past few months have been a... whirlwind.
For the last decade or so of my life I have been always been pretty much in the know when it comes to world or local news. So following the eruption of this global pandemic and the political, social, economical issues it brought along... was no different for me. I got sucked in to the massive amount of information and all the stress and agony that came along with it. All from the safe haven of my home, fortunately...
But it has taken a toll, and I have needed an intermission from the ongoing cycle of information thrown at me from various main stream news sources and other not-so-main stream sources.
So what did my intermission look like??
A couple of days getaway in the Sequoia mountains, a digital break (for the most part), and a lot of forest air and fairy searching in the forest. It fed my soul, nourished my heart, and gave me a much needed break from the stress of the current and recent events in the whole wide world, and also in my own little personal world.
Long plays need intermission, not just for the actors and sets to regroup, but for the audience to re-set, so they can take in the rest of the story with more clarity and focus.
I will make this a weekly thing - venturing into nature, without my phone, and without the need to be informed. May we all allow ourselves, every now and again, to have a much needed intermission.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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