Returning to the Scene of The Joy
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A sad day today as the senior member of our feline clan has passed away. Following my proper last rites in the back yard, marking his passing with a large stone, DW & I went to our jewel of the county: back to Dorchester Park to soak up the peace and serenity of Mother Earth and celebrate the ongoing life-death cycle:
I jogged up around the park to keep building up for my 5K on Sunday. Going up the hill atop the ridge along the dam with the high school football game sprawling to my left and to the right the lake calmly lapping the shore with the occasional geese or boy fishing along the shore and ahead of me the rolling green hills of spring unfurled with such splendor. I was filled once again to overflowing with a similar joy to my ride this past Sunday. "We Live Here" by the Pat Metheny Group was playing on my Sansa Clip:
This only added to the sense of immediacy to my experience as the song conjures for me a feeling of connectedness to the world, to each other. We Live Here: all of us, we are in this together! Such vibrant urgency to the percussion and Metheny's guitar soaring over lends a sense of being a condor with wings outstretched.
Near the end of my jog my Sansa ran out of juice which was perfect timing as I could rest on the pier swaying slightly which you can sense in this mini-clip I took of my surroundings (I'm hoping this link works):
Stop. Shhh. Breathe. Deeply. Listen to the silence...