January 25, 2019


It’s been awhile since you’ve found us Around the Pound, but we’re back. And starting fresh. If you’re still checking in, craving something new and inspiring, we appreciate you staying the course. If you left for a bit (we don’t blame you) and found your way back, we’re delighted about that too. Occasionally life gets busy, (and complicated), and while one might think hitting the pause button on ‘tasks’ like posting creates mental space to deal with the ‘chaos’, it’s soon realized the very things that once seemed frivolous are actually what keep us inspired and grounded.

A recent trip across the Atlantic found us standing on the shore of Le Bois de Cise, staring into a muted grey skyline spanning from France across the English Channel. Complete with a coastal trifecta of whipping wind, stinging seaspray, and crashing waves, one might go so far as deem the conditions horrid. And yet, it was remarkably calming. Cathartic, actually. There’s a quote we posted, ‘The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea‘. Sometimes it takes crossing an ocean to find the source, not just for one, but all three. A desolate beach, accompanied by a few boisterous gulls and a backdrop of Jurassic proportions, triggered a deeply emotional reminder that we so easily and often forget – Mother Nature’s grandeur puts everything else in perspective.

Photo by The Gilded Lobster.

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