I made my way to an anticiated appointment today, only to find that the other person got her days mixed up and was otherwise occupied. This was after a day of suprprises, and not the kind you look forward to or enjoy.
But it was also a beautiful day. I had free time in my schedule, and I had already driven out to a beautiful rural area of central New Jersey for my appointment.
So I asked google where I might go for a nice walk in the woods and did just that.
Exactly what the doctor ordered this autumn day!
Sometimes the unexpected moments are the ones we really need.
On my morning walk today, I spied with my little eye …
One literally running down the bunny trail
Only his cotton tail visible.
One coast guard ship
Patrolling the waters of the
An empty Heineken can
(Presumably empty … I did not check)
A myriad of birds
Which also serenaded my ears
Along with the oddly soothing sounds of traffic.
And in the distance
People busy about many things
Starting a day
Full of promise.
Today is a glorious day here at east coast groovy sister hq. Later this morning we will celebrate our Jubilarians. This morning I decided to take the fair weather and sunshine as an opportunity to enjoy God’s creation.
Our campus here is nestled on the top of the palisades, essentially a mountain along the Hudson. Today I ventured down along the river, walking on the Shore Trail in the Palisades Interstate park, from below the GW Bridge to just below our property.
As I sat on a rock along the river, gazing at nature and iconic symbols of progress, I was struck by the juxtaposition.
Of fowl and frenzy
Of tranquility and transition
Of creation and commerce.
This land is home to so many for so long … birds and groundhogs and other creatures. The native peoples who must have been awed by the high cliffs above. The settlers and immigrants from across the ocean. The teeming masses, the hustle and bustle, the poverty and prosperity.
And here I sit, on a rock, today gazing upon it all past, present, and that which is yet to come.