LIST 35 | List the outdoor places that make you feel at peace.
Anywhere outside makes me feel at peace.
My backyard is filled with spots to sit and reflect, read, or simply enjoy the day – or the occasional thunderstorm. Those are the best, most peaceful times, on the patio – under the deck, with the rain pelting down, bouncing off the flagstone. The crack of lightning and boom of thunder. If I’m really lucky, I can hear the crashing waves of Lake Ontario down at the end of my street.
Our beach house in Cape Cod where I can sit on the back deck or take a walk down to the shore.
My neighbourhood where I can take my dogs for a quick walk down to the lake where I can sit and reflect as they enjoy ignoring the water and try to stay dry. Labradoodles? Ha! No lab in them.
The walking trail at Appleby College where I would walk in the mornings after dropping off my kids at school there. I really should go back and take the dogs with me.
I’m hoping to create a space in honour of Bill that will encourage writing, reading and most importantly dreaming and contemplation. A place of peace. He had so little of it.