Posts tagged “nature

Solitude, Bookended

Posted on 26 January 2015

I disentangled myself from the small car, swinging my backpack over my shoulders while waving goodbye to the two older Estonian ladies who gave me a ride to the Viru Bog trailhead from the too far away bus stop I landed at when the driver ignored my request for the stop before. The women smiled widely, kindly at me and I grabbed comfort in those smiles—not because I was nervous but because they acknowledged me as a young woman, out on my own, telling me how wonderful it was and to be careful and how to find my way back to Tallinn. They drove away and I plodded onto the path. The weeks behind me stretched out full of people, amazing people, people I…

For Nature’s Furies Are Wonderful, Too

Posted on 30 April 2014

Gusting sand peppering faces; the water an angry brown topped with frenzied white peaks. Golden green rippling stalks of grass, bending, sure, but never fully giving in. Somehow, the tumultuous lake is among the most interesting of all its forms. In the face of this indifferent might, I smile. Nature, be forceful. You deserve to rage, rage, even if those are my feelings about it, not yours.