By Mary Quast
During busy summer months, hubby and I capture every little bit of romance we can and sometimes it is as simple as enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning at the bonfire pit in our own backyard. While the boys are sleeping, we enjoy the peace and serenity nature offers.
On one such morning, a handsome crow flew in for a visit. It turned out to be our good friend, Seth Crowe. Seth is a crow shifter as well as a Shawnee shaman. He joined us for a cup of java and to catch up. He’s been working with several Native American shifters who are in the service. He said it’s important for them to maintain a balance between their spirit animal and the land. They need to maintain harmony within their souls. True beauty and peace is often overlooked in our crazy world.
I would say it is true for not only for warriors but all of us to have a “time out” in the outdoors. In the bustle of everyday life – job, kids, school, sports, housework, etc we often for get to touch base with our roots. What better way to reconnect with your honey than to take a stroll in a park or sit on a blanket to gaze at the stars! Seth said that he and Lucy will climb out of a window onto the roof of his cabin with a bottle of wine to watch meteorite showers.
Hubby and I have been known to sneak out of the house at midnight and wander down the road, holding hands and listening to the symphony played by the night critters. The world slows down long enough for us to catch our breath and cleanse our souls.
Recharge the romance. Take a minute this summer with your honey to enjoy a few moments alone in nature. It can be anything from admiring your garden with each other or sitting on your porch in candlelight. If you’re brave try something crazy such as skinny dipping at the lake (just make sure you’re on your own property and don’t get caught!)
If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Seth, check out his story in Crow Magic – the first book in the Legend of the Spirit series
Mary Quast is the author of Crow Magic, a 1Night Stand story.
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