October 23, 2007
Although a social creature at heart, Iím also very much a loner. Thereís no contradiction there. Rather, they are two sides of the same coin. Today I wandered along dapple-lit bridle paths, beside narrow winding streams, through deserted farmyards and past gracious country cottages, then up and over the Downs from where I had sweeping views of farm-studded valleys on one side and the brightly illuminated sea on the other. Laying down in the grassy fields, gazing up into an impossibly blue sky, I listened while the wind swept down through the rustling grasses and washed all my stresses away.