Hit the RPI track again today.... hot and muggy, hard to keep going --- then someone recognized me from yesterday, smiled and said "back again, huh? good for you!" and I felt my energy level pick up; a few encouraging words, a simple smile even, can spark a person forward; heart-spark pass it on...
7-9-2014: Street Spark
7-8-2014: Street Spark
Jogged the track at Rensselaer (aka "RPI" - world-class university here in Troy), sweet ankle-knee-hip relief from the hard pavement of city streets (thank you for leaving open to neighbors, Dr. Jackson) -- a summer camp group of kids doing warm-ups on the field, counting out a stretch in both English and Spanish -- two athletes zipping past me timing a sprint -- an elderly couple holding hands as they walk -- different ages, different goals -- round and round we circle -- back to where we started, again and again, each time changed -- lighter in weight, lighter in worries, perhaps brighter with a new idea, spark -- four times around is a mile.
7-07-2014: Street Spark
Jogging up Oakwood Avenue spotting tossed soda cans, candy wrappers, beer bottles, junk food bags...and perhaps the saddest trash, discarded instant lottery tickets... "win up to $50,000!"... "Cash for Life!"..."KING'S RANSOM -- Win up to $3,000,000!!! -- 15 Chances to Win! The tickets ranged in price from $1 to $10. If a person put $1 a day in a cookie jar for a year there'd be enough for a course at a local community college... a much safer bet for the future.
7-4-2014: Street Spark
A blackberry bush on 16th Street linked me back to Camp Russell in Old Forge, my three sons picking berries for Tama's pancakes, little fingers stained purple all morning.
7-1-2014: Street Spark
Saw today while running: Red-circle brim of a sombrero on hot pavement, lost or tossed for a different hat?
Trying Something New
Firefly ideas often spark on my morning runs. I am posting them here on this new blog page for inspiration. Maybe they will *spark* an idea for you, too. :-)
Firefly ideas often spark on my morning runs. I am posting them here on this new blog page for inspiration. Maybe they will *spark* an idea for you, too.