By “mood” I mean Christmas of course. But there was no way I was going to drive all the way to Castlegar and Nelson without getting in some play time as well – especially given that today was crazy warm and sunny.
So – rather than getting into the alpine, I think I got the next best thing: Dove Hill, which faces south and is a nice uphill leg-stretcher.
I brought Abby along and we had a super good time, Abby especially because I shared my sandwich with her.
And that’s it – Christmas shopping done – home in time to have a bubble bath and an afternoon nap.
I am about to explore Facebook before a game of Scrabble. This is likely not a good idea because things will be political and I’ll jump in or I’ll read and get depressed. But if I am to be of any use at all, I must stay informed.
I loved the post Simon shared today about Einstein.
Simon identifies with him – being a dreamer and a loner and needing time to be by himself for thoughts, ideas and creativity to develop.
I identify for similar but different reasons – I need time to be alone too but my best alone time is on long, long (did I mention long?) walks.
In both cases, I think this alone time is a form of meditation – of tapping into something cerebral and spiritual and a place to replenish – perhaps connect with something universal.
All I know for sure is that when I have that kind of time, I am refreshed and filled with something that’s not quite happiness and not quite joy – but it surely does feel awfully good.