My family might say that I dropped off the face of the earth for awhile, and I would say that isn’t far from the truth. Because the southern hills of the Drakensburg Mountains certainly made me feel like I was in another world.
I created a self-retreat at the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo. It was listed as one of the top retreats in the world for meditation, so I figured it would be a very good place for silence and writing:
(Ixopo Buddhist Retreat is #5 if you’re looking through the photos)
Scheduled for the 6th anniversary of my mother’s passing, I spent my time there writing and being in “Noble Silence” which means I don’t speak to anyone, and they don’t speak to me. It was surprisingly easy to be silent, but very difficult to sit with the thoughts I begin to process when I’m devoid of internet and phone calls in addition to that silence. Definitely recommended for other writers!
Just getting back into a regular routine here, but thought you would enjoy a couple photos.
Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends! Is it really May already!??