In theory, I was supposed to run this on Election Day, but I couldn’t pull myself away from the news of the day, so I ran this a couple of days after.
I set out after work, trying to clear my head of all the awful stuff I was seeing online and in the news — so much hateful rhetoric, from any side you can think of! With the return to standard time, the sun sets much earlier, and I was gifted with a crisp day on which to take a slow, contemplative walk.
With music in my ears, I ambled down my regular course, and really looked at what was around me. I stopped to pet an old dog that walks the neighborhood (Elvis is his name!), and chatted with his owner. I continued on around the neighborhood, seeing the triplet deer that we’ve been watching most of this year, and watching the Canadian geese soaring overhead.
And, ya know what … I found a little peace.
Whatever we silly ol’ humans are doing with politics — and you can make your own call about the impact of that — nature remains. I’ll still enjoy my quiet walks and runs through God’s glorious creation, and know that no matter what happens — ugly, awful, wonderful, righteous — it’s in His hands, and I’ll just keep on plodding along, one step at a time.