I learned sometimes a dead tree falls down and another tree decides to germinate in the rot of the dead tree, grows within the trunk and sprouts new life. Sometimes relationships are like this, in the hallows of a person's hurt can come new rejuvenated opportunities for life and love. This trip had equal parts alone and reflection time, but was well worth every moment.
Here are a few photos from a beautiful and cold weekend and hike in the Shenandoah. Enjoy!