Here are some of my thoughts and pictures from a long walk I took in Winnipeg, last Saturday. Hope you enjoy…
~ Carina Spring
In my last post, I announced that my blog’s technical troubles were finally resolved. Turns out that my celebrations were, um… premature. Yes, after my gleeful announcement, I joyfully pressed “publish”, and soon realized that the email was not getting delivered to subscribers’ mailboxes. Every time one problem gets resolved, another one pops up!
Honestly, autumn has brought a few challenges with it, and not just with my blog. When I stumbled on these words, yesterday, the mindset struck me as helpful:
“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
~ Jim Rohn
Anyhow, on Saturday, when I went for a long-overdue haircut, I decided to walk home. I have been going to the same hairdresser for 15 years. Her salon is downtown, a fair few kilometres from my home, and in a different neighbourhood. It was a gorgeous day. Without thinking much about it, after my haircut, I strolled into the fresh air and started my walk. It took several hours to get home, though I don’t know exactly how long, because I didn’t pay much attention to the time.
By the time I got home, around 5:00 pm, I’d taken a bunch of snapshots with my cell phone (those are the pictures in today’s post), and I’d accepted a friend’s spontaneous dinner invitation for 6:00 pm.
Hiking, even the urban kind, can be so relaxing. There is something therapeutic about walking by yourself, for hours, like a tourist in your own city. Now, I feel a vague kind of wanderlust. Like I want to wander. Everywhere. Even if it’s only around here.
When I was in my late teens, I figured life out by running kilometres and kilometres at a time. In those runs I found my strength, and I figured out that life was short, and that it all comes down to the present moment. I think walks like this one are another way for me to better understand life.
Here are a few more snapshots that I took with my cell phone, if you’d like to see what Winnipeg looked like, from my perspective, last Saturday. It’s a pretty diverse place.
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