5″x7″ Journey card and envelope

Photos and card design by Sharon Krushel, Peace River, AB

Quote inside:
“It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ernest Hemingway


Story on the back:
My daughter and I love to hike in the boreal forest. We have discovered some beautiful, unique sanctuaries. These photos were taken in an enchanted aspen grove, a destination requiring a longer-than-usual-hike, but it’s worth every invigorating step to get there. Jessie is a great mushroom and toadstool scout, and she has a keen appreciation for beauty which helps me stay in the moment in the woods.
I confess there have been times when I have walked alone, for the sake of the excercise, with my mind focused on my never-ending lists of things to do and problems to be solved, and I come back to where I started, having squandered my journey on worry.
I designed this card to remind myself to be where I am, to breathe deeply of the fragrance of the forest, listen to the leaves crunching under my feet, see the art in the way the light streams through the canopy to the forest floor, and savour the wild berries and beautiful moments while they are in season. Every step, every breath, every heartbeat, every hill to climb, every hollow to stop and rest becomes part of my story. Then I am where I want to be, no matter where I am on my journey.