Uitwaaiend. The dutch word for “going out in the wind to clear your head.” Plenty of opportunity for that today in central Wyoming. Over the years I have developed a practice when those windy days start to get on my nerves.

When I notice I am walking with my head down, sort of hunched over to avoid the wind (but the wind, of course, is unavoidable), I practice my own little uitwaaien. I turn and face the wind,close my eyes and, EXPERIENCE it.

It’s hard on the hair style, but good for the soul.

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