I recently returned from a trip to one of our most famous national parks, Yosemite, in northern California. Such an experience was wonderful in the most literal sense of the word. I was truly filled with wonder while being in the midst of the natural world. In viewing the incredible vistas, the sparkling waterfalls, and enormous rock formations, it occurred to me that all of this did not develop in the seconds it takes to tweet, but took an enormous amount of time and energy to create. I also appreciated the stillness of the park. Amazingly, despite the presence of many other visitors, it was a quiet place.
Upon coming home to Maryland, I remain grateful for the opportunity to do meaningful and important work on behalf of many clients. I am refreshed and ready to re-enter the hurly-burly of my law practice. But as I think about it, the basic need to unplug, to reflect, and to slow down allows us to nourish ourselves and think about what is important in the very short time we have to be on this earth.
I hope that you take some time this summer and enjoy something wonderful, too.