Thursday, 12 March 2015

Be weird. Be random.

 BE who you are!
Leaving home in the dark is fast becoming the norm.
As we amble down the road to the beach 
I’m hard pressed to see the chocolate brown hound at my side.
She’s nigh on invisible.
Even with her bright pink collar.
Retrieving balls requires her to listen rather than see.
Bounces can be heard,
even if balls can’t be seen.
Not today though.
Madills Farm was abuzz with people.
Or so it seemed.
In reality there were only a dozen of them but their chatter made it sound like hundreds.
Dodging all the bodies isn't something we’re normally subjected to.
Particularly on dark mornings.
They were all shapes, sizes, vocal levels.
Endless chatter.
So early in the morning.
Weren’t they aware the sun hadn’t risen yet?
We trod a little faster.
The beach was calling.
As was the silence.
Rambles give me time to think.
There’s a simplicity to life at the moment that I’m thoroughly enjoying.
Even when I stumble.
Even when I fall.
I have so much to be thankful for.
Took a walk to visit the little red rowing boat!
With a substantial amount of hard work these last 2 weeks
and a little bit of luck thrown in,
I’m ready to action stage 1 of the phartmobile’s repairs.
It’s a good feeling.
Even the blonde can make a plan when she has to.
It just needed bite-size chunks to make it manageable.
Caught up with a few Pukeko playing in the creek
Despite the inconvenience of not having a car, 
despite having to walk the few kms to work each day,
there’s a calmness inside of me that all will work out as it ought.
“Going back to a simpler life is not a step backwards.”
~ Yvon Chouinard

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