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Amazing Kid

Running is easy for a kid.

That’s how they get places.

For short bursts they’re

unbeatable, tireless–go all

day long.

If you ask one to jog

with you 1/2 mile or

a mile they might not

make it on their natural

ability.  They might

need to rest a lot & then

continue.

They don’t see a reason

to run long distances,

not-stop.

So they don’t train

for endurance.

Today I saw a kid

8 or 9 maybe, just

jogging along the

sidewalk non-stop

for as long as he

was in sight.

Didn’t stop once!

Steady pace.

I was amazed!

and inspired!

 

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You Can, Yes?

Why go climb high to the sky?

Because it’s there

and you can.

NOT KNOWN

What you can do

until you do it

trying is not even an option

belief

and mental power,

toughness,

that you can,

will succeed

propel you on.

Mindset

and preparation

aid any trained

athlete, even an ordinary

person

to accomplish

unheard of feats.

Yes?  You’re up for it?

Let’s go.

The mountain is

ready and always

there, waiting.

 

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Night/Day

The light of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

The night of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

Some animals only

come out at night.

Nocturnal they’re called.

A lot gets done in the

light of day.

The same can be said

in the dark of night.

 

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Walk

I will walk

in

and with

the wind.

Flying

to my goal

of liberation

of mind

& body

& soul.

No other way

do I feel so free.

No other way

do I consent

my body to

go where

it will.

 

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Solar Healing

With the wind at my back

or in my face,

I’m going.

Blow me side ways.

Blow me down.

I’ll get up.

Down is no place

to be

unless you’re a miner

or volcano lava,

either way you’re

going to be glad

to get some fresh

air.

 

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Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Yellow

Red

stops dead

the line of traffic.

Green

Nature’s color

welcomes all who

are stopped.

Healing

Eyes absorb its magic

Blue of sky

Yellow of Sun

Brown of bark

all belong in nature

naturally.

No paints

filters or any change

Nature comes perfect

whole and complete

as they say.

Might as well not

fight it.

It’s bigger than

all of us.

Always.

 

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Renew

It’s good to start off the day

with exercise–a good workout!

It makes the rest of the day

go much easier.

Weekends when no work looms

provide the space to do what you

want.  I like to move–walk,

run, exercise in nature.

It’s not that hard physically

yet going to my “limits” and

feeling “worked out” gives me

a chance to renew my mind,

feelings and body free from

the impositions of a job.

I’m glad I can’t stand

being indoors for very long.

I’m a lot healthier getting

out for an hour.

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View of Zion National Park from trail in high country, Utah 

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Goosey Loosey

O.K.  Goose.  You and your

friend (another goose–Canadian

geese mate for ‘life’) are hogging

the trail.  Sitting directly in the

path of runners, bikers, walkers–

me!  OK so you had to get up off

your duff  (you have a duff,

don’t you?) and stand

aside while I walked through

–even around–giving you

lots of space wild/tame

as you are/seem to be,

and yet you hissed at

me like you were being

sized up for dinner tonight

(you weren’t).

So, I didn’t appreciate

the unfriendly, even overtly

aggressive treatment

even as I just walked by.

I think you had a feather

up your duff and was just

having a bad goose down

day.

Geese landing with fall colors. Montana

Geese landing with fall colors. Montana

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Coming and Going

The weather does what it likes

you have no say in how it comes

and goes–or just stays–it’s

itself–the weather, and it’s

got a mind of its own.

Now you can like it

or lump it

it’s not going to change

to please you–not likely

anyway–unless just

by coincidence its

doing what you’d

prefer–then still

there are no guarantees

–it blows in & blows

out like a “spoiled”, or

so-called, “spoiled child”–

those are the ones I

respect the most.

Children are one thing.

I’m still working with

the weather!

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Spring

When Spring comes in

it doesn’t announce

itself.

It’s just here.  “I am warm.

This is to get you ready

for summer without

too great a shock.”

All the green comes up to

greet it.  Rushing in

crowding in

want to be first

can’t wait for its

first sunbath

while it lasts

to wait the night

long for another

day of bright

green, stillness

and comfort.

Winter is left

Summer’s

waiting.  Spring

says enjoy me

while I’m here.

I won’t stay long.

 

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