To get to my favorite place, take a short walk (I prefer walks to hikes) through the most delicious smelling Northern woods, in which I can’t help but take exaggerated breaths every five feet and exclaim how good it smells!
Then make your way through wildflowers and over stepping stones until you move out of the woods and come to enormous black rocks jutting out into the water. The chilly waters from Lake Superior crash onto the rocks turning them glossy, and their sounds seize my attention and allow me a refuge and place for solitude. (Solitude+Jack, because I feel safer having him there!)
I nuzzle up to the place where the waters meet the rocks and it is there where the world slips away and I am alone with The Lord and my thoughts. This world is full of so many distractions for me, and I think part of what I like so much about this spot is that there’s nothing to distract me but the crashing waters which remind me of the strong powerful God who created this and created me. There is nothing like it.