In honor of summer’s arrival last night with an incredible full moon and a warm-long day, one of my friends and I took a stroll to the bridge by my house. It sits at the base of the mountains, overlooks the lush-green valley, and is completely removed from civilization.
We packed a salad dinner, nutella and strawberries, and some blank canvases and paint. I am not a painter, artist, or even a stick-figure-drawer. However, there was something so peaceful about just putting a brush to the canvas. No rules, no judgement, no expectations. Just embracing nature’s beauty and doing my best to capture it. (Mind you, this was done with only moonlight and some weak iPhone flashlight’s before our phones died.)
The moon and the sun were both at their peak to bring the first full moon to fall on the June Solstice since 1967. It was so fulfilling to be present for that. To appreciate the earth and planets around us, disconnect a bit from the outside world and just be.
I feel re-aligned, re-energized and ready to take on the exciting and busy summer ahead of me.
Remember to take time for yourselves, step a bit out of your comfort zone, paint something you find beautiful, even if you don’t know how.