SoundsMay 28, 2008 | 7:37 pm
I just returned from a long walk in the forest nearby. We northern Swedes get so happy when temperature rises above 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) and the sun is shining. We have summer now. I am fortunate to live near nature and every day I spend time there with my dog. The last weeks I have focused on listening to sounds when I walk in the forest. I make my ears big. You might think I’m crazy. Do you remember that I wrote about prioritizing senses recently? I hear birds singing, leaves that are rustling and the wind blowing. I hear my own shoes treading on twigs and dry leaves on the ground. The small sounds of leaves shivering in the wind are just wonderful. I drink it in and take the opportunity to live in the present. I pause from thoughts and plans.