"We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature." --Henry David Thoreau
Here at Style Lyrical HQ we've formed a little run club because we've realised that as we've become older, we crave more time in nature. Getting out in nature allows your brain to relax and form creative ideas. Try it one evening. Go for a walk in the park and see where your mind takes you.
A view of Western Sierra Madre, Mexico ⠀
One more from the last flash visit to my hometown of Durango! This is one of the many awesome views you can see along the highway between Mazatlan and Mexico.
Several family members and friends had already told me about how cool the new highway between these two cities was. I remember bits of the old highway from when I was a child and I so enjoyed when we drove it. Trying this new one was even cooler than I expected. ⠀ With cliffs, tunnels, waterfalls, bridges, rain and fog, this is a beautiful and fun (and a bit challenging) highway to explore.
On the way up to Static I mentioned to Logan how all of my most memorable hikes have involved some stretch where I'm in agony. Blisters, pulled muscles, climbs that seem endless: my favorite hikes have all been painful. Static must have heard my story & decided she wanted on that list because damn, she hurt. But what she missed is how it's not the pain that makes these trips my favorite, but rather the fact that every time I beat it. I keep walking, keep pushing forward, & even though I leave the trail sore, I know I'm stronger than before. So thanks for the hurt, Static. And thanks for the vistas & solitude & the reminder that I'm badass. I think I'll stick you high up on that list. //