I was unsettled, I was anxious.
It's the connection to the wider world, the large beauty, and the beauty in the details; it's the literal, physical grounding of walking a few miles that calms and soothes. It works whether you walk alone
or with a companion.
It also helps to know that we're turning back toward the light. Five days now since the solstice, 24 seconds more light today than yesterday.
In anxious days, keep your feet on the ground, put your arms around those you love, and keep on toward the light.