Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Joy of the Morning

Heat soaked asphalt, roar of vehicles tumbling through lines and curves and arid skies filled my senses. Too loud to hear the birds, a podcast or a conversation, the sidewalk led to a crosswalk across 5 lanes of traffic.

What a relief to cross back into the park with the dappled shadows of rustling leaves. As the cool breeze tempered the shaded sidewalk, the geese gathered and the birds scattered. Walking to the store I enjoyed the pleasures that many people miss.

From the climate controlled closed vehicles rushing to their destinations, we miss the joy of the morning. I used to think it was a long walk to the store and something to be avoided whenever possible. Now I find it a privilege to have the opportunity to walk.

60 minutes walking

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