|Weather||sunny, light breeze, just about perfect|
|Mood||taking the good with the bad, the facts of our lives|
|Restoring nature||2 hours|
Guess what? I’m a little coo coo. Yeah, I am coo coo for Cocoa Puffs right now. Hey, I pick up litter to distract me. Today it worked great. You just can’t get much better weather than we have right now to be outdoors after winter. My mouth is burning, like I just drank something super hot. Its intensity waxes and wanes throughout the day but it is making me a little crazy. Scratch that – it’s making me a little crazier (than usual) 🙂
Yesterday my wife and I took a nature walk. I intended to pick up litter, but it resulted in a Aldi supermarket walk through Fairmount Park. I saw so much annoying trash on Sedgley Drive. It is opposite Waterworks Drive for those that have a rough idea of the Philadelphia area. My “garbidar” was signaling a red alert at spots.Despite my mental and physical hurting, I kept my mind off my problems for a couple of hours today. I cannot clean up my body issues, but I can clean up the litter. And I did. Two big loads of litter. I say it was one 30 liter trash bag full in total. I got many thank yous. One guy looked at me with complete disgust, but I’m trying to forget him. His facial expression was how my gut feels fifty percent or more of the time over the last couple of years. I have been reminding myself, we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
It was nice seeing dogs playing and lots of trees still in bloom. I am proud of myself that I am starting to recognize some of our flora: planes, cherry, cypress, juniper, and weeping willows. I ran into the thorns of an invasive multiflora rose vine. A month ago I wouldn’t be able to tell you that vine is an aggressive local troublemaker despite its beauty when bloomed. I found a long rope dog toy and I couldn’t throw it away. It was pretty cool. I hope a dog owner claims it. I found an ATM card of a woman named Faith Smith. I tried to find a Faith Smith on Facebook to contact her. Nope, no Faith Smith’s on Facebook in our Philadelphia area. I called the bank. They gave me three options: 1) take it police station 2) drop it off at the bank 3) destroy it. My principle of least effort says to destroy it. We’ll see, maybe I’ll take it to the bank tomorrow.
Thanks for spending a few minutes with me. Please send some good karma my way. I feel like a dispirited mess despite the fact that I would do my absolute best to hide this from you completely if you were seeing me in real life. Pain is: 1) a powerful motivator 2) debilitating 3) mentally and physically taxing. Please be patient with those struggling. Pretty much everyone is in pain right now to various degrees. You are not? I call bull. I hope we can all heal up to some extent. Thanks for reading – now onto my visual storytelling if you care to continue 🙂