January 16, 2010
Driving as Therapy
The world news, the Northwest darkness and stuff has me in the pits, so I got on the road in the Subaru and headed out on I-5.
Driving and roadtrips have always worked for me when I am in a funk. I checked the weather reports and there was no where to drive to reach the sun.. rain in every direction.
So I went out into the storm. The ride up North was gusty and wet, but I started to feel better. I drove out to La Conner. The Skagit Valley makes me feel all better immediately. The hills, farms, green fields and the snow geese and trumpeter swans. Hundreds of big white birds everywhere chowing down in the wet fields. Truly remarkable. See swans
Later at my daughters' place I watched the local heron hanging out waiting for lunch in the pasture. I asked myself where could you live with such grandeur and I came out of the funk. The Thai dinner didn't hurt either.
Posted by Joan Tucker