Clearing our head is as important as – perhaps equivalent to, clearing the table, wiping the slate clean so we can freshly plunge into what’s next.
This past Sunday morning my vehicle went the wrong way – instead of going to the gym, directly to the gym and nowhere else but the gym, it opted to follow the sun for a ride out of Calgary headed SE, in acreage country around DeWinton.
Sun lurking low, scarcely above the horizon – peering through clouds and the closer I got to the sun, the closer I got to the river. The closer I got to the river, the closer I got to fog. Not just in low-lying areas but they kind you are suddenly ‘in’, windows get wet and nobody else is on the road. Pure pleasure as early light shows crops still standing, other fields swathed and waiting – next door to acreage homes of every description, country life within hiking distance of the city.
I returned with a renewed sense of vigour. I recommend a drive in the country – don’t wait till the weekend, take it when you need it, but when you do try to go early in the morning. Enjoy what the sun does, what the early morning mist or fog does, what the critters do. You never know what you might see. I saw a coyote, a couple of deer and enough horses to start a cavalry …
The collary from that of course is that when we try to run away from things in our life we still bring ourselves. I use to soothe myself when life became unbearable with the thought that I couldn't check out without at least going to the airport and buying a ticket to someplace else. Eventually I realized that I would be taking myself along and my self-ultimatum changed to trying heroin, CT, Calgary, AB