It was so still out this morning – just this one fisherman on the lake (see the white blob out there? that’s him) and a few walkers/hikers along the trail. What a good way to begin the day. I’ve been thinking a good deal about relationships and communication (for work reasons) this week and so it was nice to spend time thinking about what we need from our lives in order to support our relationships. Personally, this is one of the things that I need: quiet, thoughtful time. In my own life, when I’ve taken time to think and to be present in nature, it has always made the rest of my life – including my family/friend/romantic relationships – easier.