May 07, 2012

by English Muse

Hello, English Muse readers! This is Hannah B. once again from Secrets of a Belle. With warm weather in full swing here in the South, I thought I’d share a little piece of what I love about living where I do: the mountains! There is nothing better this time of year than taking an afternoon, driving up in the mountains a little bit and sticking your feet in a river. I thought I’d share 2 things in particular that have been in the back of my mind. The first is one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson and the second is a song that people always seemed to be singing around the house when I was growing up (sung here by Laurel & Hardy!).

{Just a little background: the song is about a book that was written where my dad grew up called The Trail of the Lonesome Pine and is actually an outdoor drama there every summer.}

There’s something reassuring about knowing that you are just a small piece in the huge play of creation, that the mountains have been here for years before you and will remain for years after, and that, in today’s age of constant engagement and white noise, there’s still places you can go to get quiet and feel overwhelmed by the nature around you. Do you have places like that where you live?

Until next week, find me on Twitter!
xo~ Hannah B. 


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3 Responses to “The Mountains”

  1. Tonia says:

    Oh that’s one of my favourite songs! Never fails to make me smile. And yes, I am very lucky to be able to escape with just a short walk to places where the nature overwhelms me. It’s very grounding.

  2. Naomi Bulger says:

    I agree. Sometimes when I am out in the bush, I like to put my hand on the rocks, warm from the sun. I imagine I can feel the vibrations of time inside those rocks. I am nothing to them, not even a scratch on the surface, as they sit and watch millennia wash by. It is an amazing, humbling thought, and it never fails to still me.

  3. Clarisse says:

    Wow. Kind of reminds me of the British countryside that I just came back from… Of course we had about 5 minutes of sunshine but otherwise it was absolutely beautiful.

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