Just rollin’ along through the years.

05-29-14

This morning I took an extended walk at Council Point Park since my boss was out at a meeting. I don’t always get time for a second lap during the work week, especially if I stop countless times along the way to feed the critters or take a few pictures. I saw the usual flora and fauna, including a few peanut pals who have now resurfaced following the long holiday. I strongly suspect that they might have been hiding in their nests or hidey holes due to the influx of geese that have been around lately. All those extra geese and their antics, i.e. honking, squawking and flapping their wings like supreme divas, probably terrify the poor squirrels. So, I used up a Ziploc bag of peanuts in no time to treat them and soon had a little parade going on behind me which made me smile. On the second lap I noticed some new folks on the trail. An older gentleman was rolling along the perimeter path on his walker with wheels, while an older woman, presumably his wife, grasped the side of the walker with one hand and clasped the handle of a leash that led to a white toy poodle with her other hand. The dog was a little impatient and straining at the bit to go faster, but the woman held him back. Finally he complied with her wishes and walked along quietly beside his master and mistress and kept pace with them. On the heels of this threesome was another elderly couple who strolled along occasionally turning to speak to one another … or to just smile. The white-haired couple were holding hands as they walked and I couldn’t help but think … new love … or love through the ages? It made me feel good to see these two couples – perhaps they were just good friends and not mates. Who knows? We did not speak, but I smiled when I passed them in the opposite direction. I was left with a warm feeling, after knowing so many couples who don’t make it – divorce or death often tarnishes the golden years. Sometimes, certain wildlife are more faithful to their mates than mankind. Canada geese mate for life, and if the mate dies, the remaining goose will remain solo forever. It was pretty heady stuff to think about so early in the morn but I have to say they made my day.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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