When I went to France last Summer in August, one of the items on our itinerary was hiking in the St. Maximim forest which is near the Sainte-Baume mountains (a basilica dedicated to Mary Magdalene is there). Our task was to commune with nature on our own and share our experience with the group afterwards.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman
Earlier this year, a friend of mine convinced me we should attend a retreat to the South of France in August for ten days. Within a few minutes, I agreed. It didn’t take too much to persuade me. I enjoy traveling. We booked our flights, etc. everything was in order.