Are there places for you, where you just feel at peace whenever you're there?
Aries With Pisces RisingMy birth date would indicate that I'm an Aries, which is a fire sign, but I have always found peace and serenity near water. I love rivers, streams, oceans, beaches, puddles, baths...even rain storms I find soothing. My moon sign is Pisces, which is a water sign, so I guess I still fit within the confines of the astrology rules.
Two particular places I always immediately relax are in Cape May, NJ and Easton Mountain Retreat Center.
My first visit to Cape May, was the first time I ever felt like my shoulders immediately detached from my ears and I was able to relax completely. Cape May is the Southernmost beach in New Jersey and has beautiful, old Victorian houses and hotels. I haven't been there in years now, but just thinking about it puts me in my happy place.
Easton Mountain has a beautiful pond as the requisite water-feature for me and the people that it attracts are wonderful. As I head back up there for the 8th Men's Spring Knitting Retreat next month, I look forward to long soaks in the hot tub, sitting peacefully by the pond and absorbing the rich, earthy peacefulness that I find there every time I go.
Where do you go when you need to unwind?
Current KnittingI finished the linen stitch scarf I'm making as a donation to the 15th anniversary auction for Easton Mountain.
It's nice and long (about 5 feet), and it will be a soft, warm and colorful accent for whomever shouts out the highest bid for it at the auction.
I also did a little bit more work on the next niece's blanket.
I'm loving the color variations and I'm still not too sure about the fabric texture and drape.