I took today's pictures on my walk this morning.
I find regular walks so soothing to the body, mind, and spirit. Because of physical limitations, I can no longer run, but I can walk. And I have found walking to be a greater gift in many respects because I can slow down to appreciate the space that is my neighborhood.
At first, I wasn't happy with moving here because it is a greater distance from my doctors than the neighborhood I used to live in. I moved out of necessity, as cheaper living was to be found here, with the added financial responsibilities of a new child.
But now I've come to enjoy passing each house, savoring people's gardens, and the lovely trees.
The football field pictured here shows serendipity. It's located in a pretty park, but it's not just an ordinary football field. I take it as a sign from the universe that I was meant to be in this space, place, and time. The football field, I was to eventually discover, is the home field for a high school team named the Spartans.
I cried when I first came upon the Spartans sign, for my alma mater is Michigan State University, the home of the Spartans sports teams.
|Home to the Spartans|
|Where Ari plays regularly (same park)|
|The neighborhood on my routine walk.|