Today is about the stuff of today, ordinary days, nice things happening on ordinary days. Here are a few nice things from this month.
JESSIE GOT MARRIED
STEVE, MICHELE AND I WENT FOR A 11.5 K WALK IN THE BOSQUE–JUST TO BE SURE I’M READY FOR THE 10 K WALK AT THE DUKE CITY MARATHON.
PATRICIA, LUNA AND I WENT TO THE DOG PARK. WHERE LUNA TURNED DOWN THE PHOTO OP.
AND I’M ORGANIZING MY WORK SPACE AND MATERIALS IN PREPARATION FOR SOME SERIOUS FALL WRITING.
Maybe the truth is that all this walking isn’t about my health–it’s simply an excuse to play nature photographer!
Forgive me…I had never heard of a single poet except Robert Louis Stevenson until I was in high school. By which time I knew a whole lot of RLS by heart.
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of [her] is more than I can see….
For [she] sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And [she] sometimes gets so little that there’s none of [her] at all.
I don’t love it in the foothills yet. But every place is beautiful isn’t it? Next week back to the Bosque, a new part of it I’ve never walked before. Please let there be ducks and geese.
Took that walk this morning—the test walk to see whether I could overcome the dreaded inertia. I went for the full cure–the walk and a Valencia Orange Refresher on the way to work. I have felt so very fine ever since.
There is a choice of pathways near the river: ditch bank, ponds, bicycle path, or the actual Bosque. This morning I walked the ditch, all smooth from new grading and greening nicely on the slope. Albuquerque would be transformed with a few weeks of daily moisture. But then it wouldn’t be the desert southwest would it?