Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill...if one keeps on walking everything will be all right. ~Soren Kierkegaard.
So I've been walking and that's been good. Hope that my best thoughts will find me out there one morning soon. So far I have not experienced that, but it is amazing how a little walking makes one feel stronger.
This walking reminds me of those early spring days in childhood when the teachers would allow us to play in the parking lot because the playground was too muddy. Those recesses would be spent skipping rope and we were all so out of shape after a long winter. I was exhausted with the skipping for the first week, but by the second, my strength returned — my lungs and my legs carried me effortlessly through 100 jumps or even more. By then, the swingers were so tired that they began to miss the rhythm and soon I had been sabotaged. Some of the kids were cautious knowing that a stint swinging the rope followed the jumping. I was not that smart and so I am afraid that I was not so great at the rhythm myself for those who followed me. I haven't seen children jumping rope for so long. Do they still?
Thursday afternoon, I went to the lake and ate my lunch. I had had a job interview and had been dropping off résumés. It was a beautiful, warm day...it's been as warm as 70°!
So I know you're all anxious to see what those kinds of temps have done to the snowbank in front of my house.
As you can see, I've been doing some yard work...all that dirt in the street. The circle of sand ahead of the pile is where the snow was just two short days ago. It's time to get out there again and get sweeping. My hometown niece brought down a rented electric sweeper, which was a huge help. The rest will be done the old-fashioned way.
Enjoy a pleasant and restful weekend, everyone!