That place

This week I am…on vacation!

Talk about lucky: My husband, daughter, and I are on a much-anticipated trip to Hawaii.

You have probably already heard more than enough about the wonders of Hawaii, but one thing about it that you may not know is…it has giant snails!


The giant snails represent quite well what I love about Hawaii the most: the invitation to slow down and look more closely at nature, both on land and underwater.

Of course, you can do that anywhere, but the creatures and their surroundings in Hawaii are somehow so continually new and strange that they keep me in a constant state of wonder and humility.

So this week, here’s to finding that place…not just actual geographic places like Hawaii, but also the more ephemeral (and usually far cheaper) combination of factors that land you in a place of awe and appreciation of the world around you.

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