We All Need To Go Back to the Wild Sometimes

Finding my shift in perspective in the middle of a cattle ranch.

Vanessa Torre
Dec 29, 2020 · 4 min read
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Author’s own photo from the Clyne Ranch in Sonoita, Arizona.

There was something my soul needed in being out in the middle of nowhere. It was a calmness I hadn’t felt in a long time. It’s been a long year.

As I’m standing there listening to her, the sound of roosters crowing behind me near the ranch’s bunkhouse, it’s just made sense. Of course. Living in a tent for nine months just no longer seems odd.

There’s a connection that goes beyond what we find in people. It happens on a two beer hike when a stampede of cattle veer and cross right in front of you.

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Vanessa Torre

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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We are a community of strong women who share our personal stories about how we’ve survived and thrived in our lives. We share our messages to heal and help others learn from our experiences

Vanessa Torre

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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