So, when a "river" formed last night, it cut off the usual trail. Ahh, instant
bushwacking, crawling under and over fallen trees, hopping over streams, mud and dirt, a scratched knee - it really doesn't get much better! Of course, the cautious "adult" inside your head says, "we should really come back when it dries up." The "child" counters with, "dude, this is gonna be fun!" My advice, go with the child. If we're attentive, it's a voice that is determined to stay with us, no matter how many times we've circled the sun. Hearing and paying attention to that little voice brings a tonic to the mind, the body, and the spirit. It provides a little respite from life's "dis"stresses that can wear away at we grown-ups.
Listening to the child inside does a person good, inside and out! Caution: you may appear somewhat "juvenile" to some who may feel compelled to "act their age". From my perpective, all the more fun! :-)
Image from today's trail run on Mt. Tzouhalem. (Yes, for those with sharp eyes, those are regular running shoes - too muddy for the Vibram Five Fingers. And yes, I am trying to practice what I preach with regards to minimalist running! And yes, it is as much fun as paddling!)