Walking through January
I am not doing a New Year's Resolution. I've developed some good practice and work habits in 2020 and I plan to keep them.
January is normally a tough month for me. It's dark, a lot. I get tired easier.
I do have a January resolution - to get out in the fresh air for 30 minutes a day. A walk a day keeps the doctor away!
Day 1 - Sunrise 9:18 am / Sunset 3:24 pm
Walking 1:25 - 2:30 pm
Today a walk in three parts.
A phone call with a dear friend, filled with the warmth of connecting with another soul.
I gave myself a New Year's Day gift: December by George Winston. If there was a play list in my teenage years, December was at the top. I recorded it onto a mixed tape, putting the second half of the LP first. Hearing those familiar pieces again took be back thirty years: As a teenager, I put my mixed tape in my walkman and cross-country skied through the winter woods. I also recall listening to it in my bedroom, sitting in my desk chair wrapped in a blanket, staring out at the wondrous winter landscape of our pine forest decked out in deep snow. My mind found peace in the music and scene.
Crunch of snow under my feet, click of the walking stick hitting rock -- the rush of the overflowing stream laden with water from the month of December rain.
Home in peace.