When we are deprived of our usual habits and securities it feels to me like we are more present than ever. I have experienced a new level of love and gratitude in recent weeks and, amidst frightening times, feel deeply connected to the beauty of life. I realise that I am fortunate to still be able to get out into nature here in Switzerland and am making the most of this privilege several times a day. Yesterday I walked out after lunch and as I gazed at the splendidly sunny sky, I felt overcome with appreciation and wrote the following lines.
This world is innately beautiful
when we do not sully it by
As I walk the tuneful trail through
birded forest and
I am calmed by an overwhelming sense of
There is nothing more that I need
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