backpacker in nature, mountain area

#15 LAUREL Monthly Soundlust – Backpack. We’re a continuum of stories, still in the writing, still in the living

“Backpack”, the 15th edition of LAUREL Monthly Soundlust, steps into our innate wilder nature, invoking the stories that we are made of and how we carry them along with us, throughout our life journey. Compiled of indie-folk tunes you might listen to by the campfire or play in your mind as you explore the outdoors, this newly curated playlist hopefully inspires you to take your own backpack and get out there in the wild.
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rodnei mountains pietrosu peak wild flowers

To wander and to live

Some of the things that bring me a great deal of joy in this life are reading, writing and being close to nature. Either I’m immersing in a good book, or putting ideas to paper (yes, paper first) and writing, or being outdoors in nature, there’s this wandering spirit that awakens inside of me and it’s when I feel most alive. In this piece of writing that I’m about to share with you here, reminiscences from my recent travels in the mountains shyly intertwine with a few ideas found in my two favorite books, in quite a beautiful and serendipitous way.
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World is calling

I want to meet the good side of the world, you know, the real good. The one that inspires people to be kind and good to each other, the one that helps them become better individuals, better friends, better parents, better neighbours. That world where I can put my hands to work, my mind to create and my heart to give it a good beat.
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