It fills the space for us,
A tired cloud of dust,
As we sleep in different places.
There's something about watching the waves, the Stars, the birds... It brings me peace. At times I feel like my body and my soul are in two different places. My body is going to Uni and working to pay for expenses, while my soul is at the top of a mountain, or crashing in the sea. Each side loves the other, but my body longs to be where my soul is. We all know what this feels like. Where we are versus where we want to be. It can begin to feel like a distant memory, almost like it was just something we imagined. But it can't be. The ground beneath my feet, the salty air in my lungs, the stars greeting my eyes, her hand in mine. Too familiar to be false, too distant to be present. But there is hope in this Purgatory of Translucency. We must hold on to it and not let go. Our bodies will join our souls. But for now, love fills the space as they sleep in different places.
Humans can walk a really long ways. The thing that stops many is not knowing that they can.
When I did my marathon (all the way back in 2004!) I had no idea about human powered travel - other than “you do it so you can cross a finish line of a race.”
Now, my fave kind of human powered travel is moving through nature - whether up to 11,000’+ summits, deep into the back country, or around my neighborhood block. #fitforreallife
But you never know when the magic will descend on you. You never know when the grooves will open up. And once the magic descends you don’t want to change even the smallest detail. You don’t know what concordance of factors and variables yields that calibrated can’t-miss feeling, and you don’t want to soil the magic by trying to figure it out, but you don’t want to change your grip, your stick, your side of the court, your angle of incidence to the sun✨
The gift of fall just keeps on giving. The earth is incredible, isn’t it? Nothing pretends out here in nature, in the sea of changing colors, && on the peaks of the rockiest mountains. Everything just is.🍁