Grounded

9.29.2008

grounded

It was a wonderful weekend here. Sometimes I forget how good I feel after spending time outdoors and when I go back and remember it leaves me feeling full and strong and invigorated again for the path of tasks that lie ahead. I need to remind myself that this is what is important, that this is what fuels me. It was the perfect weekend for hiking and that is what we did. We explored some new (to us) trails and enjoyed the quiet that only comes from deep within the woods. The colors were beautiful too...I'm pretty sure that if this wasn't the peak weekend for Fall colors then next weekend will be for sure. It's amazing to me that there is so much beauty all around us and it makes me sad to think that so much of it goes un-noticed by so many.

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I finished my book and I am happy with how it ended. It was one of those reads that left me feeling satisfied and I think even helped me to grow a bit. I'm on now to read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer...I have to see what all the hype is about I guess. I also have The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama on my night table. It feels good to be reading at a more regular pace again. Something that seemed somewhat impossible when Zoey was just a little peanut.

I am hoping to participate in Ali's weekly creative project this week: documenting a week in your life with photos + words. Will share here what I come up with.

And a poem:

The Choice by Leslea Newman

You can carve out a life for yourself
just as your bones have been carved
from some larger bone
your flesh peeled from some larger flesh

Or you can lift the paring knife
from the kitchen drawer
and free the veins
that rise to meet the skin

There is no one
save the poems you might write

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Aaron said...

I miss the Midwest colors. Cherity and I were just talking about planning trips back to the Midwest during the Fall instead of some other time because it's one of our favorite. Hopefully we'll make it out this weekend to somewhere remote.

Aaron said...

I miss the Midwest colors. Cherity and I were just talking about planning trips back to the Midwest during the Fall instead of some other time because it's one of our favorite. Hopefully we'll make it out this weekend to somewhere remote.

Aaron said...

I miss the Midwest colors. Cherity and I were just talking about planning trips back to the Midwest during the Fall instead of some other time because it's one of our favorite. Hopefully we'll make it out this weekend to somewhere remote.