Keri Brenner: Re-grounding, renewing |

Keri Brenner: Re-grounding, renewing

This cheerful fellow was a welcoming sight on a recent hike at Hirschman Trail in Nevada City.
Photo by Keri Brenner |

It took the whole summer, but I finally feel I’m again on solid ground. Whew!

Hiking again (see accompanying photo at Hirschman Trail). A little dancing.

No mountain biking though — that may take awhile longer.

The physical body will soon heal. But the mind may take a long time to let go of the rude slap on the ground the whole being endured and the resulting bomb blast into the core of my life.

That’s OK. No rush.

Meanwhile — happily — my living situation has also stabilized, after months of disarray, chaos and truckloads of comings and goings.

So it’s time for October harvest. Time for celebrations and reaping the sweet fruit of all the seeds planted, all the hard work and prayer that it took to restore a sense of peace, stability, joy and gratitude.

For example:

— 20th Annual Celtic Festival at the fairgrounds (see pages 8-9).

— “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” opens tonight at Off Center Stage (see page 7)

— Indigenous Peoples Days begin next week, Oct. 6-10 (see page 23).

— Dobro player Jerry Douglas performs Wednesday at The Center for The Arts (see page 3).

May your venture into October expand your life in all good ways.

And may this issue of Prospector help you find your own solid ground of connection, love and abundance.

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