Last summer my need for new experiences took us across the globe for the second time in our marriage. For two weeks we occupied ourselves along Bali's beaches, uncertain how each day would pan out. Among the hum and whir of motorbikes and taxi cabs, we quickly (re)learned our preference for open spaces and solitude. The southern beaches framed within turquoise waves were spectacular, but the north beckoned us. Instead of exhaust and honking, the air was filled with cloves and stillness. For the remainder of our trip, we woke to the surf breaking only meters from our bungalow and the call to prayer gently echoing from the nearby village.
Absorbed in the vastness. Enveloped in solitude.
I love when others inspire deeper reflection, especially when it helps further develop and explore broad intentions I've set (creating adventure):
 This quote struck me recently while reading Steal Like an Artist* by Austin Kleon.
 The hashtag for this intention, CloseToHome, was "stolen" from a photography ebook of the same name. Dave reminded me of it during our conversation, which made me revisit Stuart Sipahigil's inspiring suggestions for creating beautiful images in your own backyard.
 Analiese's take on "the wild within" had me nodding along excitedly and inspired.