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Wally and the Wind

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Waterfalls and why we love them !

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I have always wondered why it easy to get people to commit to a hike (and actually show up) when at the end of the hike is a waterfall or any water-body!! I found the true explanation (and a quote and image on top of that!!) in the Shenandoah Overlook magazine.
" When the strongest force of water we experience in our daily lives is from the shower head or garden hose, the power of unrestrained, wild water is thrilling. Millions of gallons of water coursing over a rocky edge, tumbling down, crashing into rocks and pools with bouncing sprays delight our senses. The power and grace of unfettered nature can be awe-inspiring. At the base of any waterfall, you can find people simply gazing, lost in contemplation. Some find the waterfall a symbol of self renewal. Some are soothed by the rushing sounds of water against rock. "

Never shall I forget these glad cascade songs, the low booming, the roaring, the ken silvery clashing of the cool water rushing exulting from form to form ben…

The Journey Home

The journey home
Is never too long
Your heart arrives before the train
The journey home
Is never too long
Some yesterdays always remain
I'm going back to where my heart was light
When my pillow was a ship I sailed through the night
The journey home
Is never too long
When open arms are waiting there
The journey home
Is never too long
There's room to love and room to spare
I want to feel the way that I did then
I'll think my wishes through before I wish again
Not every road you come across
Is one you have to take
No, sometimes standing still can beThe best move you ever make

The journey home
Is never too long
One helps to heal the deepest pain
The journey home
Is never too long
Your heart arrives before the train.

(Song from ‘Bombay Dreams’)
It has been four long, sometimes frustrating, sometimes unbelieving, every day a new journey, but I am finally heading home. Not home, where I live, but home where the heart is. Since January 2002, I have spent many days on end staring at the calendar, enjoye…