Yesterday I went for a walk on the Swiss Mountains, my mountains. It is incredible how many things one seeks abroad and can find right at the doorstep. Well, not quite at the doorstep, as the walk took 6 hours to complete (not including pause and lunch). Alone, utterly and completely alone. A wonderful feeling. Far from the civilization as we know it and experience it daily, far from the crowds, noises, hectic life. Far from everything, yet close to something much more special. A part of us we tend to put to sleep far too often, but that needs to come out from time to time to restore inner balance.