I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us have our own special place on Earth, a place where we can go, either daily or once in a while, which washes over us a sense of peace we can find nowhere else.
I returned yesterday from my such a place. It’s a small town called Allihies, undiscovered by most, in Beara, West Cork, Ireland. Two days is all it takes for this magical place to erase the frantic pace of the world I usually inhabit and reset my clock. Within hours of arriving to this time capsule I can feel myself begin to relax, in a way I never do anywhere else, and my batteries begin to recharge.
Why wouldn’t they? Just look at this most magical place on earth. As I wander it’s hills I like to imagine the people who lived here through the ages. I am surrounded by silence, so quiet I stop many times to listen to it. My life, so important to me, is a grain in the sand compared to the history stored within the mountains which surround me. The busy world of technology and social media struggle to invade, overpowered by tranquility.
This magestic spot will outlast us all. I’m lucky to have briefly been part of it’s story.