A Solemn Spot in the Woods

This weekend I took a long hike deep into the woods. A couple of miles in I encountered this:

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This place was special to someone, a place of peace and meditation. A long line of prayer flags, decades old, hangs suspended from the trees.

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The first time I saw them they reminded me of my Grandma’s clothes line.

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I don’t follow the faith of the person who placed these flags, but as I stand on the side of a mountain looking through them I think I experience the same sense of awe.

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This is a place that makes me thing of something bigger than myself….

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I feel grateful standing on this place for all the wonders around me.

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I am warmed by the sun and cooled by the breeze. The sunlight animates everything I see.

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I stand in this spot and offer praise to my God.