You don't want to hear the story
of my life, and anyway
I don't want to tell it, I want to listen
to the enormous waterfalls of the sun.
And anyway it's the same old story—
a few people just trying,
one way or another,
Mostly, I want to be kind.
And nobody, if course, is kind,
for a simple reason.
And nobody gets out of it, having to
swim through the fires to stay in
-- Mary Oliver, from "Dogfish"
It doesn't matter, because I've still been walking every day, and reading every day. And seeing some beauty.
I have a new favorite trail, the Battery Loop through Harthshorne Woods Park. I first walked the loop by myself:
Summertime means: beach, coffee and donuts with my best gal pal, my sister. We had a lovely afternoon at Seven Presidents Park:
Broad Street Dough Co. is the everything.
A hike through the Pine Barrens (Wells Mills Park):
I have always appreciated the pace of life for turtles. And how they take their homes and safety with them as they move around the in world:
My love. And some guy I found:
A great way to unwind after hiking: Laurita Winery:
A nourishing day: Kaya's Kitchen in Belmar, boardwalk strolling, and sunset in Asbury Park.
Retreat places (Harthshorne) feel new when shared with friends:
Still, some days I refuse to drive at all. I feel lucky I can take walks through parks in my own town: