Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sharing

 Spring happened all at once today.  I went jogging on the trail, I stopped to talk with a friend and it happened.  All of a sudden spring was EVERY WHERE. and people, oh my, a lot of people running, walking, biking, roller blading.   It was spring over stimulation. 

 At that moment I saw an otter sunning himself on the ice, 
At that moment I saw a wood chuck
At that moment birds were everywhere
At that moment Eagles were screeching  
Time stood still. At that moment I was filled with the sense of a new season that I have never, ever, experienced. I was so alive. I wanted to hold onto that moment FOR EVER! 
That day I soaked up the season of life. However, also at that moment I was upset that I had to share my trail with other people. I DON'T WANT TO SHARE MY TRAIL.  How dare they be "fair weather friends" I have paid my dues and walked the trail aaaalllll winter long.  


So when I got home I told my husband about "those" people. They should have been walking all winter.  He quickly  reminded me of what Bert and Erine would say about sharing. OK OK. 

8 comments:

Michael said...

Sooo funny. You faked me out with all this sharing and then - BAM - you're possessive. And then as many punch lines as endings to the Lord of the Rings. I DO have a question though, and that is...did you ask the obvious question of the wood chuck, and if not would you?

barb meuers said...

Michael, no, I don't know how much the woodchuck would chuck

Rachelle said...

You two are so funny! I have to admit to being one of "those" people who have not used the trail all winter.

That photo of the wood chuck is awesome! He looks so cute, I want to take him home w/me. And, the very last photo, I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I Love it! Fun post!

Michael said...

Barbara Barbra, you're your repeating repeting yourself your-self.

Anonymous said...

"Extraordinary!" DBD

Claire said...

...IF a woodchuck could chuck wood. I LOVED your description of this walk the other night, Barb (so funny!) and now to see the photos makes it all so real! One of these days I will have to walk the trail myself. I promise to not make you share it, though :)

Shannon Marie said...

You are too funny, it is hard to share the trail, I completely understand! Love your pictures!

Basque-Land said...

Delightful. I know what you mean about sharing a trail. I always think I am getting away with something when I get to be alone. Sounds like those folks that didn't do the job of winter walking are getting the stink eye from ya, hehe. :)