The last couple of weeks have not been easy. Last week I was as close to burn out as I have ever been. But as the week wore on I found energy slowly seeping back into my being. By Saturday I had enough energy to go for a walk with my sister and my nephew.
We walked in Newlands Forest as we so often do. We walked at a reasonable pace for about two hours. The first half of the walk was enjoyable enough, but in the second half I suddenly became aware of my body relaxing. The tight muscles in my shoulders exacerbated by all the exam marking last week gently loosened a little. I became more aware of the beauty around me.
By the time we got back to the car I began to feel quite normal again. The gentle rhythm of walking and the beauty of the environment had done its magic.