Oh my, Monday…

09-11-17

Walking back from the Park today, it was sunny and bright, nothing like last Monday when suddenly a rogue rainfall caught me off guard.  Yes, me … the always-prepared and former Brownie got soaking wet.  There was none of that ugly weather this morning and it was a tad warmer as well.

Today, after visiting two different parks over the weekend, it was back to my favorite nature nook, a woodsy place plunked in the middle of the City, which draws me like a magnet nearly every day.  It is somewhere where I know every twist or turn along the way and every nuance in the asphalt walking trail.  I wonder just how many steps I’ve walked on the perimeter path since my first visit to Council Point Park on April 26, 2013?  I enjoy interacting with the crowd, or the squirrels, and, though the geese may hiss and flap their wings at me sometimes, at least they don’t bolt like that gaggle of geese at Elizabeth Park yesterday.  I told those fractious waterfowl that I was a Canuck, so just like “one of them” and they still took off.

Yup, Council Point Park is a venue that I’m comfortable with … like an old shoe – not too big, not too small, and, it’s a place where I am able to have a carefree walk, with my mind a blank canvas to take it all in.  Just like we were comfortable and carefree 16 years ago today, when our lives suddenly turned upside down.  Like you, I have always paused to remember that fateful morning which changed every one of our lives forever, even though most of us were not at any of the sites of such heartbreak and devastation, but instead were glued to our TV sets or radio as the horrible images of September 11, 2001 unfolded, leaving us sad and weary.  Today, the media recapped some of the poignant human interest stories, sandwiched in between the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  Sad days on so many levels.

I’ll leave you with this quote:

Life is fragile.  We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow, so give it everything you’ve got. ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

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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2 Responses to Oh my, Monday…

  1. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………I do believe you give life “all that you got”……………………………..just from reading your daily blogs

  2. lindasschaub says:

    Thank you for saying that Ann Marie – I try to anyway.

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