Sunday, March 4, 2012

As I was speeding through the trail...


The day started very lazy and promising. After having morning coffee and cereal, I was very ready to take over my sanity and go for a walk with my gang.

It was pretty amazing to discover that just five minutes from my home, in the middle of the city, there is a wild trail leading up the steep hill. Great, I thought, I could even skip my trip to the gym tomorrow – extra bonus!

Our dog Lucy was having time of her life, no leash, no restrictions, just sweet freedom. Alex was having fun pointing out every bug on our way. The air was warm and fragrant.

Within a few minutes I noticed that I was ahead of everyone, including Lucy.  My husband could not help but ask: “Did you get stung by a bee or something? Why are you rushing?”  Good point. Why was I rushing? This was not a marathon with the finish line! The entire point of the walk was to slow down, enjoy the view, and enjoy the wilderness in the middle of the city. But I could see nothing – I was just zooming to complete the circle of the trail.

Is something wrong with me? Is there anyone out there who feels the same? 

So I slowed down… “Isn’t it great? It’s just us standing here.”  My Man was genuinely enjoying the moment with every cell of his body. I looked to the bottom of the hill where cars were passing – everyone was trying to get somewhere, must be important since they were all speeding through the streets… But did it really matter if I was on top of the hill standing or on the bottom of the hill speeding with them? I think we all know the answer to that.

The rest of the trail we walked all together, sharing Alex’s excitement when he would find caterpillars and see them curl if he touched them. I am not really a nature person, but truly, what could be better?

Simple pleasure it is – I don’t mind getting back home and, maybe making a delicious lunch for my family. Will not be working today.

Signing off till Thursday night.

With love, always…
Zuma A.

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