July 5, 2015
(This is part of a 365 project during my 70th years where I write and illustrate a blog on each day’s gift.)
|A night walk in the neighborhood, admiring neighbors flowers.|
“Do you want to go for a walk?” These are rare words that I hear. Usually I’m the one asking the question. “Sure,” I respond. Night walks in the neighborhood with my husband are special.
Tonight we walked down to Gray’s Creek and back—about 2 ¼ miles. The neighborhood was quiet except for planes taking off from BWI Airport. We must be on the flight path tonight. We heard a few frogs, one bullfrog, and maybe two tree frogs. The crickets must have been asleep and I heard no cicadas. Was the night too hot and humid for them? I’m looking forward to the songs of the tree frogs as summer progresses.
I like to sit on the community pier bench but mosquitoes attacked David as soon as we sat down so we turned around to walk home. For a change, it is welcome to have no background television sounds for our conversations but we could see huge flat TV screens in neighbors’ living rooms as we passed by—couples lulled to numbness and passivity with television substituting for conversation. On our walk, David and I talked about future plans and possibilities. Otherwise, we just enjoyed listening to our footsteps and watching our lengthening shadows.
On the way back, my wrist tingled from the Fitbit vibration telling me that I had reached my 10,000-step goal. Today’s report: 11,425 steps, 4.69 miles and a half-gallon liquid consumption.
My gift today is a peaceful night walk with my love.
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