This Place I Call Home

Originally published on ‘smple’ as a submission for Project Journal Entry: Reconnecting with Nature

An excerpt

These days I am finding that the garden we have, and the woodlands near our house, are what is keeping me sane. Without them, I don’t know what I would have done during this pandemic. And yet, it’s taken an event of this magnitude to slow my life down enough for me to really appreciate what we have, and to connect with it on a personal level.

Before lockdown, I imagine many people walked the daily routes they did out of necessity, going from A to B to get to the bus stop, to the shops, to work – a means to an end. Now, the paths that my family and I have been walking are different…

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