Hiking Tarnica

I arise today
through the strength of heaven, light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightening,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.
-Celtic Prayer

I spent this past weekend in the good company of my cousin and his family in Korczyna. On Saturday he took me, his wife and his daughter to one of his favorite places, a mountain hike in the Bieszczady Mountains up a peak called Tarnicia which is located at the most southeastern point of Poland, bordered by the Ukraine and Slovakia. 

The place, the wind, the flowers, the rocks, the trees, the sky, the clouds, the grass, the wild... and my body moving amongst these elements, as we hiked up and down the mountain, created within me such a positive feeling. My heart kept a strong rhythm in pace with my footsteps: a drum within me, musically passing the moments of this dance of the outer and inner.