I recently heard a speaker on TED Talk say that we must
Stop. Look. Go.
He went on to explain — slow down to notice what's in front of you, take time to look at it, and then go forward with renewal and awareness. Here are some simple gifts that "presented" themselves to me as I continued on my journey around the blocks of my hometown.
War of the Worlds? At the corner of Herricks and Jericho appeared this hydraulic-legged alien about to eat the local Dunkin Donuts. Burlap-draped traffic lights formed the inner mass of this ominous creature. Defenseless, I just stood and...snapped a picture of course!
Local Resident Casualty of a Hit and Run "Monkey" as he was known to the locals, was a favorite of the neighborhood children. He lived in a yellow barrel on Wilson Boulevard and is survived by 11 siblings. They were a tight knit family, often seen together, arm in arm. He will be missed.
I haven't had much time to do my weekly walks lately—
lots of activity in this household—but I did get some time to go walking one
weekend out on Long Island. I thought I would go off the grid
and share with you what I found walking the
blocks of Shelter Island and Greenport. A bit different than home.