Out of your head, into the woods

One of my favorite memories of my son Ian is the day we were driving home from school. We were ambling through Rock Creek Park when he decided he wanted us to pull over and take a nature walk. My immediate reaction was to think about what time we needed to get home and what needed to be accomplished. I thought twice of it and decided to take him up on the offer; we pulled over and he looked up at the glorious sky and beautiful canopy and remarked on how beautiful it was. Such was Ian. His sister and I joined him as he led us on brief walk into the woods. It was as though he’d
said “pull over and be present …get out of your head and into the woods.” It was a beautiful moment I will cherish forever.

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