An Hour Walk

Lately, I’ve been taking hour long walks with time I do not have to spare.

An hour! Who has an hour?

I close the garage door behind me, pushing back inside deadlines and laundry and cooking and grading.

I’ve invited my children along for the walk. I’m amazed what can happen in an hour as we walk around the neighborhood. We notice beautiful things, beautiful people, beautiful animals. We talk about whatever we need to talk about.

I remind my children what a walk can do for the soul.

Of course, back home, our work load hasn’t changed. The circumstances we left remain exactly the same.

But we’ve changed.

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