Visiting the Pacific Northwest has become my new favorite pastime as a result of our move to Portland. Standing on the rocky cliffs, I feel as though I am on the edge of the earth. My heart can't help but smile as children giggle and chase the cool waves. Beach fires line the shore, gleaming in the dusk. The multitude of floral aromas and magnificent sounds of the forest trees calm my spirit. In this place, it is just so easy to simply BE. It's as if there are so many glorious and beautiful things that just exist...together. There is no competition. The world lives in blissful harmony and is open for all to enjoy. It's a hideaway. A safe haven. And a true and great reminder of how small and insignificant I really am. // "Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the Lord..." ~Psalm 96:11-12 // How humbling.