I tapped back into "Gifts From a Course in Miracles" this afternoon while sitting in the garden under the wind wilted roses. So peaceful, this Shire. It really is quite a miracle to live here. I feel like I'm on a perpetual retreat, secluded on these green paths lined with gardens. I walked barefoot down to the big garden, calling the kids in for dinner. Sunlight filtering down through the fruit trees, tiny fly's dancing like fairies, I got a glimpse of Molly wandering through the early summer crops. I'm lulled by the calming sounds of the crickets. A simple dinner of grilled cheese, green beans and a banana, blueberry, chocolate smoothie. And then, back out to play.