At the top of Ivinghoe Beacon is a beautiful view. It's a nice little climb up to a lovely look out that marks the end of the Chiltern Hill range. We climbed up yesterday for David's birthday for a birthday reflection and a little sip of champagne.
A lovely one it was with people to sip with even. The beacon is such a place to ponder I think. It invites that whole feeling of pondering one's place in the world and maybe even the question is the world pleased enough with the nook you've found for yourself. I know I can't help but ask that sometimes. Are you ok with me world? Is this what the plan was? This terribly convoluted spaghetti-like pathway that found me here?
Usually no answers come rolling back from anywhere. But I think the action of reflection actually helps me to understand if I am well pleased enough where I am. And I think I am. It feels like an unlikely place to find myself in, but I love the adventure. And I love the people I keep finding along the way.
Today is another day. Among today's adventure I think we'll get a band practice in. It's probably important. Can't play all the time without doing some of the things like regular practice.
And enjoy some of this English countryside! It's so different and beautiful from the countryside I've come to know. But I do love it and appreciate all of the differences. It's a Saturday in the summer in England. What's not to appreciate.