Sunday, January 09, 2011

Walk About...

Yesterday I went for a walk around the park across the street. I circled it on the quiet paths, using the time to think. A lot has been on my mind lately. Besides the tragedy of yesterday, I've been thinking about what I want to do with my time here in Tucson. What do I want to accomplish? What do I want to come away with? What are my goals?

I drifted through these thoughts as I drifted through the washes and the paths. I stopped to take pictures occasionally, but kept a brisk pace mostly.

Every now and then, a glint of light would catch my eye. Bits of broken glass in the cornmeal sand would glitter like treasure.

I found the lacy skeletal remains of cacti laying at the base of the wilting giant.

As I kept walking, I saw a tower off in the distance that looked like a castle. Perhaps my next walk, I'll go for a closer look?

I came back, just as the sun started to dip below the horizon. The moon was just a fingernail clipping in the sky. I came away from the walk with kernels of ideas, the beginnings of answers to those questions. In the coming weeks, I'll have to plant those seeds and see what happens.


AJ said...

I always thought that tower was part of a church, but I heard the other day that it was a water tower. Either way, it's pretty!

jamberry_song said...

I hope the fruit they bear are rich and plentiful. :)