Well, you asked for it (or some of you did; the rest can blame them). Here is my hat (aka the Pink Mushroom) in action, keeping the sun off my face.
I had sad news about a friend this morning, so I took myself off to my Happy Place, and that’s where I’m sitting in the photos, in the sun and the clean air, with just the sound of bees in a tree behind me and birds telling the world they’re happy.
If you just sit for a while and empty your mind, all the sadness just washes out of you and all the peace floods in through your eyes and your busy brain is stilled. I was ‘taking darshan‘ (for more on that, have a look at this post), and it helped. I was still sad, but also filled with rejoicing that the world had been blessed for a time by the life of my friend.
Tomorrow is our last day of holiday. On Monday, we turn for home. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again…