A Bit of Fresh Air

Last weekend, it looked like winter was a foregone conclusion. This past weekend, it looked like summer was mounting a comeback. The truth is that evidence of autumn is all around us. The colours are beautiful and they need to be seen, and the best way was definitely on foot.

Sarah and I headed out for a walk on a nearby trail. One great thing about living where I do is that there are abundant places to walk and see nature. There are trees everywhere from the urban to the suburban to the countryside. In the summer we’ve got a lot of green and in the fall, we’ve got more colours than my camera can record.

We were out for about an hour and a half. It was by no means an epic hike, but we got to see a Covid safe farmer’s market, a park, a trail, and some scenes of a gurgling river. I probably should have put it on Strava, but I wasn’t concerned with that.

As I said, the colours were incredible…..and this is only the beginning. There were still lots of trees that hadn’t changed yet. Also, we came across a pine tree whose needles had changed to yellow. I don’t remember seeing that before.

At one part of the trip, I found a five dollar bill that had blown up against a fence. Naturally, it became mine. Sarah, good-hearted that she is, felt sorry that some poor child had lost their money and I should be looking to give it back. I countered that the poor kid was probably going to spend it on cigarettes or more likely stuff for vaping–I don’t know what they call it???? liquid nicotine? I do know that they think it’s cooler than cigarettes and that holding the vape without even smoking somehow is worth sharing on social media.

So, beautiful colours, a healthy walk with someone important, and I probably saved some youth from starting an addiction. It is pretty obvious where Today’s Perfect Moment can be found.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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