Wednesday, June 28, 2006

friday fidget

I had a great walk the other night - it was late when there were few cars out and even less people.
Only a few dogs barked at me as I walked the empty streets under a star-filled sky.
I found something about walking that was neat: you think different thoughts that when you are driving. Take for instance I never looked at my fuel gauge and thought about how soon I would need to fill up and how it costs WAY too much to do so.

As I walked I noticed the feeling in my legs ( ouch) of stretching muscles and felt the warmth generated by the burning of calories. I noticed this most on slight uphill slopes. I could hear my breathing and the chirping of bats that flew overhead collecting insects.

I thought about my life, and how it's going, and that I seem more in control than I can recall in the recent past. ( This delusion could be from the strain of walking ) maybe its not MY control that I am sensing so much as my tuning in to the concept of order. Happy Friday!

15 comments:

Carmen said...

Not to weird. :) Happy Friday!
Wendy sent me

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm glad that you're doing better. Keep it up!
happy friday :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I'm glad that you're doing better. Keep it up!
happy friday :)

Bex said...

Wow. What a great post. I mean it. I can almost feel the walk as you do it.

I should do that. Just get out and GO.

Well, if I didn't have 4 little ones wanting to tag along, and it wasn't 98.9 degrees outside....

Excuses, excuses, I know....

Thanks for commenting on my blog. And NOT reading that site! ;-)

She is pure evil..that woman. Evil.

yellojkt said...

I never thought of that, but walking thoughts are different from driving thoughts.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Walk more. It's good for you.

Hi, I'm here from Michele's.

Lisa said...

bats fly overhead where you are? eek!

Mike said...

I have always liked walking in the dark on a quiet night. especially when you can see a star filled sky.

Michele sent me

Crayonsetc said...

See, that is why I am kind of looking forward to moving... maybe we will be in a little bit flatter neighborhood!! I can't even ride the bike around the block without needing an inhailer... it is so hilly around here!! I went looking way out East today... nice and flat... but still have the wonderful view of the mountians!!!

Thanks for stopping by Crayons tonight!!

Ravvy said...

i think when your talking about your 'burning calories' and 'breathing' is the times in my life when im just so facinated about the very interesting creations we are, and how we work (or don't :P)!!

And i love to walk on star filled nights... especially in Summer... yup!

Michele sent me - from Australia!

margalit said...

Glad you're doing better. I used to walk a lot before I got sick, now...not so much. But one of my absolute favorite things to do is to walk at night in a snowstorm, when the world is blanketed with thick white snow, and it's all silent outside and you can actually hear the snow falling. So romantic!

Here from Michele

kenju said...

"maybe its not MY control that I am sensing so much as my tuning in to the concept of order."

A very interesting concept. As you tune in to what the universe wants for you - control of your life becomes more easily available.

Hmmmm......Michele sent me (she and her gorgeous legs..LOL)

honestyrain said...

walking changes everything and makes it better better better. we walk daily. i cannot imagine life without walks. you definitely have different thought when walking.

here via michele :)

Carmi said...

I like your sense of vision. This entry perfectly encapsulates it - and we would all do well to emulate your insightfulness.

Shane said...

walking is good for the soul

michele sent me - i don't think i could have walked over here though