Crying in a Forest

Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.  C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair Mushroom picking was always a big time in our family. In Austria it is surprising and gratifying to see how many people still…

Grieving Part 2

The beginning and end of the Austrian Alps lies in the bücklige welt, the buckled world, where the steppe yields to the rumpled hills that quickly rise to the true mountains. In the surrounding hills and fields you find plentiful deer, pheasants, squirrels, wild mushrooms and fruits, like the tiny red strawberries that somehow taste more…

Questions

All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord. Earl Nightingale Even though I am intellectually aware we resolved all that we had to before his death, one of the things I have come to realise is that emotional uncertainty is the major component of…

The Beginnings of Mountains

The start of the mountains are also the end of the mountains. It just depends which upon the direction you are walking. Our village is right at the border of this place, where the Alps terminate as you head east across Europe. it’s around 30 minutes walk to the hills, and the same by car…