I hope I never lose my sense of wonder.
Or my desire to seek out beauty in the world.
Last weekend in Marysville I walked through Gallipoli Park in town with it’s beautiful sculptures and reflective garden. But we discovered so much more to this area. Less than 15 minutes from town the road turns into a track and winds, higher and higher …
Cloud painted the mountains a powdery white and the air was brisk. We kept stopping the car along the way, the views were so surreal.
I wondered how much we’d see at the top. Whether the drive would be worth it. It reminds me that in life our thoughts and worries often cloud our reality.
How could I have doubted? It was breath taking. I love it when something exceeds my expectations.
How often do we really take in what’s around us? To look at everything with open eyes and an open heart. Life’s too short not to be lived fully. All around us was magic.
Down below the world was at our feet. Marysville was in the distance. So were all my worries, at least for the moment.
And isn’t that what matters? The here and now and everything that surrounds us.
I could have stayed on that mountain for ever but we had children to get home to and a waterfall walk still waiting … new paths I was keen to explore.
Steavensons Falls is 122 metres high and one of the tallest waterfalls in Victoria. It’s flood lit at night. If we’d only had another day here we would have come back …
But I was content with our daylight walk. I took photos but sometimes it’s more than just capturing memories, it’s simply enjoying the moment.
Where ever we are, appreciating what’s around us. Letting nature do her magic. Hearing the roar of the water and feeling it’s strength.
Letting cares fall away as we stood at the top of the falls … something we can do anywhere. By being mindful and slowing down, breathing deeply and taking in the wonder of life, in all its roughness and calmness.
In all the rocky patches I’m navigating and the emotional turmoil I’m wading through, I take heart in the fact that there’s always a way. Just as the water flows down this rock face. There’s always a way through, whatever life throws at us.
All we have to do is keep our eyes and heart open to the beauty that surrounds us.
Wishing you all calm waters, beautiful views and a wonderful week ahead.
This is my second instalment for Jo’s Monday Walk.