Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Territory

Today I went on a walk just like any other day.

I do it to balance my mind, exercise my wonky back, and b r e a t h e.

But today there was an increased awareness as I walked.

Move in a new direction.

Not the same ol', same ol'.

Why not journey out?

And it got me thinking...why do I like to go the same route almost every single day?

I do love Murray Street with its Southern-like trees, the beautifully restored homes of Broad, and the little nooks and crannies of Lincoln.

Yet it's all so . . . predictable.



But familiar.


Which got me thinking...walk a different way and see where it takes you.

Not predictable.




I know it seems silly, just a little walk.

But I've learned enough of how this Kingdom Life works to know there are parables, stories of sorts, unfolding everywhere (if we open an ear to listen).

And today, I think I did it!

I ventured out.

I saw new homes.

Unexpected sites.

Mundane little things.

And special new spots.

And I thought, safety has her place but adventure is what I long for.

Unchartered beauty, lessons, and graces.

Entering new territory, encountering types of home.

Unchartered land.

New winding paths to discover.

Ahhh...sweet surrender, I'm learning to like you more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scenery and gooooood blogging too. Yes, I've
done three different walks too in the past few weeks.
Must be the summer doldrums.... Aloha nui loa! RCS