Solo missions – I’m starting to get into them. First my epic drive à la banshee, and now today’s mindful, meditative walk/photo session/ happy bunny hour.
I had a great long sleep this morning, and even though my mind started rambling well before the alarm went off, I embraced it and just carried on half-sleeping while I was thinking.
I took my time showering and getting ready, and then I realised the weather was just perfect! And I literally have no work I need to do today. The few remaining bits of work (for my undergrad degree!!) can wait til Tuesday 😀 So I got my camera ready and headed out on a solo mission. None of my friends could make it, which was fine cos it’s good to just be alone sometimes. I needed to just sit with my thoughts and emotions, on my own.
I wanted to notice all the little things we don’t see if we drive. And these days I’ve just been driving to and fro, up and down without a care for the way the petals bend in the wind.
I walked from home to campus, then decided to avoid the main campus areas – I didn’t really feel like seeing anyone I know – and I headed up to the residential areas, where there are a bunch of really classy schools too. I walked through this awesome garden accessible from the street….The shadows and sunlight were really beautiful:
It led me into campus, so I ended up walking past a herd of jocks. One of them had a puppy. By puppy I mean a wild labrador the size of a car. It ran right at me, and my entire cool facade of red sunnies, headphones and headband fell to shambles as I cried out “No guys it’s going to bite me!”
Jock-troupe just grinned the grins of mindless grinners.
I carried on walking, smiling and feeling the cool Grahamstown breeze propel me home.
I have six long nails.
with a few pills, a few walks, a few attempts at jolting myself out of stagnant situations, for now,
i have it.