An introvert's blissful walk

I am writing this today as I hike in the Stanford hills behind Palo Alto, California. I’m thinking about the utter joy I experience as I walk alone and take in the natural beauty of this place.  These trails are widely traversed by locals as well as visitors to Stanford.  This is my favorite way to get inspired as well as restored when I’m tired or weary from too many commitments, an often occurrence.  But of course I have to do it alone for the magic to work.  While others walk in pairs or groups and barely notice the landscape, I have this place all to myself, which allows me to do my best thinking and observing.  What a perfect mini-vacation!  If you are an introvert you know what I mean.