i had a dream that one of my walkin' shoes almost
got thrown away....in a whole pile of shoes and
i was puttin' on my shoes to walk on the treadmill
this morning and remembered the dream.
i'm gonna just walk around the block this morning.
just around the block.
that's safe and fine.
i walked out to my driveway and stopped to clean
up some broken glass.
i'll just do this instead, i thought.
i'll just take my time, clean this up, and head
back in. i won't go around the block.
i need to just stop with the walks.
i took my time.
cleaned up the glass.
took two steps towards my front stoop to go
sit down and think....
looked down at my shoes.
remembered the dream.
just around the block, i thought.
i got to.
and so i set out.
ohmy....it felt like heaven.
i passed a woman getting in her car.
i smiled, said 'how ya doin'?'
'good. and yourself?' she answered.
oh ho ho ho ho ho.
'good.' i answered.
and i smiled as i walked by her.
i had refrained from yellin' out
OH MY GOSH I FEEL GREAT! did you see
where the sun directly hit those trees
over there?? how they totally lit up in
this field of shine?? did you see it??
if you keep lookin' at it while you're
walkin', it's so distracting you'll trip.
and i'd be careful driving by it and looking.
i'd have trouble keepin' the car on the road.
did you see that tree over there??
it's lost all its leaves but it's got a few
purple blossoms on it!
like some kinda profound message to anyone
who looks! i've got my soft jeans on today
and they're rubbin' against my knees and
makin' my whole body smile. and when the
guy with the big beard who i haven't seen
in ages and never spoken to but only wave to
drove by in his truck we both lit up like
old friends who hadn't seen each other in
twenty years! and it made me laugh inside
and my whole being feels good and i JUST
started my walk!'
i refrained from saying all that.
and just said 'good.'
man.....have i missed walkin'.
i think i'm goin' around the block every day.
i think i've got to.
i've been tryin' to be a big girl about this
and just stay in my yard.
yo looked at me this morning and said 'it's
been driving you crazy, hasn't it?'
yeah, i said.
just the block. i need the block.
i think my dreams knew......