Sooo, I spent 6 days in the Smoky Mountains searching for a bear. 🐻 Nothing but a brief glimpse of a face in a dense forest.
Today while hiking in The George Washington National Forest in Virginia and not thinking about bears, I heard leaves 🍂 rustling and branches breaking to my left. Turned and to my surprise, there was a huge black bear standing there. My phone was in my backpack and instead of fumbling for it, I decided to watch this bear run the other direction until I could see it no more.
What an awesome experience! No picture, but the memory will be etched in my brain for some time to come. I learned a very important lesson today too. You will not outrun a bear! The view at Big Schloss wasn't half bad either! #bigschloss#virginia#optoutside#werehikers#neverstopexploring#dromomaniac
Discovered another little gem in Maryland today. Can't wait to return to Brookside Gardens for the Garden of Lights at Christmas and again in the spring when the flowers are blooming! #optoutside#dromomaniac
Sometimes you are fire
burning with all your rage and might,
Sometimes you're just like the moon
hanging lonely in the cold night.
Sometimes you are stardust
swirling somewhere with the firefly,
But always and forever,
It's you who are the light.💫
(Poem by @ezarawrites )
Life is all about warmth. May this Diwali, we aim to bring light in people's lives and infuse more warmth in this cold world. And may we never forget to follow our eternal inner light. ❤