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27 August 2010

Finding Solitude In Inigok

"See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... we need silence to be able to touch souls."
-Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 1910-1007

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I went for a short walk today.

Sometimes I have to step away from camp. I enjoy hearing peoples conversations and laughter. But sometimes I have to wander and ponder. It's good for my soul.

Today I stood on the tundra, looking at the lake, I was reminded of the silence of this place. I stood feeling the cold air on my face. I thought about how much I enjoy the wind in my hair. And most of all, I enjoyed hearing nothing more than the crisp breeze blowing in my ears. I came here to think, and I know that I am content. It makes my soul sigh.

I realized today that the tundra is changing color, it must be Fall.

After enjoying my moment of quiet solitude, I meandered back up the hill, and back to camp. Smiling at the familiar faces, I ate a Hersheys bar, because chocolate is good for my soul too.

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