Friday, March 16, 2018

An Almost Spring Walk

I went for a walk today. I drove to a nature preserve just so I could wander. I began walking on the path, and I soon had to make a decision. Should I take the path straight ahead,or should I hang a right. I decided to go to the right. Even though it was a bright sunny day, the path was muddy in spots. I heard the squishy sound mud makes when you step into it. And then there is slight sinking feeling you have as you step into the wet soil.

Then there was a tree that had fallen across the path. I had to make another decision. Would I crawl over or under the the tree that was blocking my path. I finally decided that it would be less messy to go over. Remember that mud I was talking about? 

I heard birds in the distance. I began looking for that bird, but he seemed to be able to hide himself. Where could he be? I wondered what he looked like. And I really wished I knew more about bird songs.

There was more murky water. That time the puddle was much larger. I was relieved when I noticed I could leave the path briefly, and I would stay dry. I thought how strange it is that a foot can really make all the difference in the world. 

I turned around and saw a shopping center in the distance, and I wondered if we can ever escape all the marketing. And I felt a little sad because I realized it’s never far away. 

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