Though yesterday it was quite cold and needed a warm coat, today (October 26, 2012) we had an unusually warm, sunny day. I’m not complaining. I only wish I had gone for the walk even earlier, as we will probably not see another day like that until May. I could have spent the rainy days that are coming writing on the internet.
Still, I did eventually go for a beautiful and pleasant walk. It is autumn over here (Canada) and there are a lot of leaves on the ground. The child in me couldn’t resist stomping a bit and listening tothe beautiful sound of walking on crunchy, dry leaves. The trees still have some very colorful, beautiful leaves of green, crimson and gold, so pleasant to behold.
I went to my favorite park down by the river. To my surprise there were quite a few people just sunning and relaxing. I had brought a light jacket and soon I had to take it off as it was too hot with it on. Again the child in me took over and I had to jump on some huge stones that were there.
I took off my shoes and socks and lay in the grass, looking at the amazing blue sky. I had to say a prayer of thanks to the Creator who designed such beauty. It was an amazing feeling lying in the grass and feeling the grass. No wonder they call the earth, mother earth. Like a mother, it hugs and comforts us. Then I did some sit-ups, as I seemed to draw energy from mother earth.
I started to sing and whistle and I came up with a melodious tune. I have a poor memory and I soon lose any ideas that come into my head, whether they are tunes, poems or ideas for articles. I made the lyrics intoa reminder that I should buy a small, portable tape recorder so that I can record any inspiring ideas that may pop into my head.
Then I spotted the most healthy, beautiful, yellow dandelion flowers. Can you guess what I did next? That’s right, I started picking them and eating them. They were amazingly delicious. Some find them bitter but I love their sweetness. I know they are very nutritious as the dandelions are so hardy and robust. I think they even survive our harsh and long winters.
The thought came into my head: what would Jesus say if he was here? Would he teach me some spiritual lesson by using the surroundings as an illustration? Would he project my thoughts into the future when the whole earth will become a paradise and be filled with beauty and peace? I wondered?
Isaiah 35:1-3 American Standard Version (ASV) 35 “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of Jehovah, the excellency of our God.”
The time just flew by, like one of the seagulls that frequent the area, and I noticed it was time to go home and drink lots of water and prepare my supper. I just could not rush home. I walked ever so slowly and continued to whistle and sing my joyful composition and of course I had to crunch a few more leaves. Thank you God for a most beautiful, pleasant , beneficial, and rewarding day!