Running

running

Running is a treat. I’ve discovered this later in life. Putting one foot in front of the other, sweating, clearing the mind. It was a revelation when I first began. I’ve struggled this year to get back into a rhythm, fighting internal resistance. What’s the root of this?
I don’t know but this dog came up as I was drawing. Running, smiling and having fun. I guess I just needed a reminder.

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The deep end

divingboard

When I was a kid nothing was more fun than a diving board. Jumping into a pool or a lake, hitting the cold water, trying out fun moves. Maybe hitting the bottom maybe not. I would jump in and then get back out, trying over and over the brief flight and then the crash, making a big splash or not.
At midlife I look back at this joy with a smile and wonder when it will be my time to jump back into the deep end again.