“God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.”
Did you ever feel your muscles ache and your bones hurt ? It happens to those who exercise especially if you overdue your routine, or it happens to someone who doesn't exercise routinely.
Last week while at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for the Medicine of the Earth conference I was climbing and hiking for countless hours on an Herbal Walk. It was invigorating. I love walking with fellow herbalists-- stopping to pick plants and tell stories. Every plant has a story. It begins with the Latin genus and species name. The historical aspect of the plant is of interest to me even before I know the medicinal use if any. I love story telling. Herbalists are great story tellers. I have had the best of them- 7song, LowDog, Winston and Duke. Doug Elliot is another true storyteller. I recommend reading Swarm Tree: Of Honeybees, Honeymoons and the Tree of Life. He blends the natural history of the Appalachians and his truly heartfelt takes on life. His stories are unique and funny.
Back to my muscles...sore, sore, sore!
I needed a bath. Not just any bath. Not an Epsom salt bath. I wanted the true bath- The Dancer's Bath
You will have to wait.