I'm currently reading a book on the Saviour's Reef and a suggestion of how to use it for meditation, and it got me thinking. I honestly hadn't thought it would be the case, but I miss being on Morfar's retreat. It's been almost 3 weeks, so I can no longer blame it on feeling 'alone' after being together with so many people (the 'Day After Syndrome' that so often attacks the day after any good camp, party or happening).
Truthfully, I can't say what part of it I miss... it may very well 'just' be hanging out with my sisters and their kids - you know how much I love them :) but I have a feeling that part of it is also the chance to slow waaaay down and just concentrate on what's important. Morfar radiated such peace when he held the meditation sessions, that although I've yet to 'figure out' how to meditate, I still feel like I benefited from it.
I really should make the time to slow down like that more often. While reading helps, being at home with all the usual chores doesn't. I'll have to see what I can figure out.