I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. – Charlotte Bronte
Cool things I learned today:
My friend Kate sent me an article that states – You might…see walking as a kind of superpower, because when we get up and walk, our senses are sharpened.
Ain’t that the truth.
Another friend Gene sent me “40 Expressions of Advice” which puts as number 1, “Walk for 10-30 minutes every day, while smiling,” number 8, “Look at the sky at least once a day, appreciating the majesty of the world that surrounds us.” and number 28, “Appreciate your body, and its marvels.”
I saw so-so Shakespeare in Amazon Park, but I was with my friends so we managed to enjoy ourselves anyway on such a lovely evening of blooming cumulus and wind in the oak leaves. We then talked music over beers and sandwiches – and ended our day with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Do me a favor – listen to the opening of this masterpiece as soon as you possibly can. The three quarter notes in the timpani followed by that soaring oboe solo is one of the purest expressions of joy I know. You simply can’t listen without smiling.
Life is good. See you back on the trail tomorrow.