"I'm going to take you to
My special place
It's a place that you
Like no one else I know
I don't go there with anyone--but
You're a special case
For my special place
For my secret place"
~Joni Mitchell, "My Secret Place" from Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm
I've done lots of New Agey things in my day.
I am not so New Agey anymore...just OLD Agey I guess. ;)
One meditation techinique I have learned is to "go to a special place," that is: visualize a real or imagined spot, a special place where you can go to get away from it all. It could be a still lake, a field of flowers, a deserted beach, etc. I'm sure most of you are familiar with this de-stressing techinique.
When we came upon this area of Taroko Gorge, I thought to myself, this is MY secret place. (I guess it's not a secret anymore).
Here's a closer view:
The gang's all here, posing in front of MY Secret Place: