My feet land swiftly and excitedly upon the trail.
The feel of uneven ground beneath my veteran hiking boots and the smell of roots and dirt fill my head.
The energy of the woods around me whisper in my ear like faint voices of spirits passed.
Thin streams of sun pour through the canopy and caress my face from time to time.
Something unseen charges through underbrush off in the distance, keeping to the shadows.
A bird calls out letting me and its winged brethren know we’re not alone out here.
And I pause and take in a deep cleansing breath, absorbing the energy of everything around me.
I feel alive here; I miss it every day I am away
And my soul yearns and my heart longs for every step and surprise that awaits me on my next adventure.