‘Caryopteris’ as our newest contributor
Caryopteris sent BrainHaveFun the email to post. Â We welcome him and will enjoy his post.
Spring for me is the return of daily walks and chance encounters with other walkers, runners, drivers, and spectators. Â I used to ignore them all â€” or try to â€” till Master Choi encouraged me this year to reach out and engage people I normally would not.
I donâ€™t understand how, but I am being stopped more for directions. Â Inexplicably, some drivers are pausing and waving before turning into shopping malls so that I can walk ahead of them. Â Today at a gas station I had a lovely talk with the owner of a 1962 Cadillac that had more of its original parts than either of us.
As far as I can tell, there is nothing different about me except for a new willingness to engage people I do not know. Â Apparently, willingness is enough!
I wish that were all I have to report. Â Unfortunately, pumped full of adrenalin after a Suburban Ussault Vehicle has taken aim at me (it happens once a week in my neighborhood where sidewalks are rare as Mondrian sculptures), I deeply wish Harmony Meditation taught a â€œLeap Off Road into Rosebushâ€ form in its Tai Chi classes. Â I do not yet easily recover my composure (or staunch the bleeding!) when distracted drivers interrupt my moving meditations!