After the morning fog burned off, it was another perfect day for a walk in the woods, this time on the Lower Butter Loop.
Needless to say, the puppies loved it. And it really does feel awfully good to be hiking on soft earth rather than walking on slippery snow with huge snowshoes on. Not to complain about snowshoes – never. Oh the places they took me this year! And the beauty they helped me to see!
The winter alpine is every bit as beautiful and breathtaking as summer – just entirely different and therefore not comparable.
Today, I have been seeing the same old news as always, just doing my best (and with a small degree of success) to file it away as “Not my problem!”
I am doing my best to assess what I see and hear. Can I do something about it? If so, then move into action. If not, file it away. If the time comes when I can do something, it’s in the file. (election days come to mind)
The thing is to not be overwhelmed. For instance, the post that popped up several times about the cougar hunters posing proudly with their kill. Upsetting doesn’t begin to describe it. But I signed the petition and shared the post, asking my friends to sign it too. That was the action I was able to take. After that, the post showed up a few more times and I blocked it. I did what I could – I saw no point in upsetting myself over and over again.
But the image is also in my mental file.