01.21.2019 Winter Antidote

It was fortunate that a resourceful co-worker persuaded me to take a walk today. I resisted the whole idea, thinking of all the chores awaiting and the usual state of Sunday meaning-of-life blues. But she persisted in thinking that this was a good idea, and so off we went to a local playground and ball playing field with a little park nearby. And being a team of two instead of a team of one, we ventured farther into the park than either of us would have alone. We found that the shore had plenty of people and their dogs, out enjoying the very unseasonal balmy sunshine. It was such a privilege, to have a space in easy driving distance and a friendly companion to stroll with. It’s easy to feel alone on weekends, and easy to forget that even an hour outdoors can work wonders for the mood and outlook. I hope to carry this sense of gratitude out into the work week and its tasks and chores, and to remember our Sunday walk.

These gulls lined up along the water, with two boss gulls parking their little selves atop one post each.

These pictures show the rapid shades and changes in the clouds, bringing a rain storm expected later tonight.

About maryangelis

Hello Readers! (= Здравствуйте, Читатели!) The writer lives in the Catholic and Orthodox faiths and the English and Russian languages, working in an archive by day and writing at night. Her walk in the world is normally one human being and one small detail after another. Then she goes home and types about it all until the soup is done.
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2 Responses to 01.21.2019 Winter Antidote

  1. Robb says:

    Wonderful news and beautifully described – have a nice week Masha

    • maryangelis says:

      Dear Robb, I wish that you had been there! Better still, it would have been nice to visit Sterling Lake with you — you would certainly have woven more stories out of it. Thank you very much for the little “stroll” with me! L, M

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