A spring snow storm in Colorado is no surprise. I actually welcome it. A change; a curveball that catches me off guard. I swing and miss but smile as a guttural chuckle escapes. Clever. All I can do is adapt. So I do. I run on a sludgy, rain soaked, pea gravel path as sleet/snow/rain pelts me in the face. Every inch of my body is soaked. I run fast. I run hard. My lungs pump and push, expanding and collapsing, cold and colder. My GPS watch chimes the end of this self-induced torture. A smile dawns upon my scruffy face. I look homeless yet care so little. I’m reconnecting with nature. I’m reconnecting with myself.
The last few weeks have been rough; a trough in the sinusoidal rollercoaster that is life. Today was a subtle rise. Tomorrow may be a drop, but today I went up. Today I went up. At times I forget the simple joys of life. I get trapped; caught parading around an online universe. It’s okay at times, but this – right here, right now – my fingertips punching the keys of the keyboard, relaxing melodic tunes emanating from the desktop speakers, a snow covered landscape framed by the window, soft light glowing in the background, the day nearing its end; this is life.
It’s always the simple joys that help me go up. Music. Writing. Running. Friends. Laughing. Reading. Movies. Sweatpants. Good food (any food). They’re all pressure release valves; as long as I don’t attach responsibility to them. They’re best when done purely to be done – play. No hidden agendas. No missions. No grandiose intentions. Enjoyed for their enjoyment. Today I went up. Life is good.
Enjoy The Journey