24 hours can make all the difference. We took a trip to our bolt hole in Tighnabruaich this week. Its only 90 minutes from our home but involves a 30 minute ferry ride. Somehow that ferry crossing divides us from home and work and encourages us to rest and relax. We flew the new kites in beautiful surroundings, unhampered by power lines. We walked along the beach. We admired new lambs and calves. We took time over meals, sat around the dining table and talked. Just a whole winding down. And then came home refreshed and enabled to pick up the responsibilty again., well, the important bits anyway. Because being away also lends perspective to life at home and at work and helps us to regularly shed some of that load that we don't need to carry. A sloughing off of the dead wood and unnecessary weight. It even feels good to be back. All this in 24 hours!