until the pavement turns into untouched places

on écrit sur les murs pour la monde || run until the pavement turns into untouched places

Today’s Parkrun was more of a park-stroll than a run, but it was done in the exhilarating company of laughing kids in prams, dogses with waggy tails, my best friend’s sister and her husband, and lovely mild Spring weather.

Last night for the first time in a while, I decided to listen to French news radio.
Obviously my ear is out of practice and I struggle to keep up with the Québécoises, but if Justin Tudeau wants to pour honey down my ears — in French no less — it’s a price I’ll pay.

The thing is — sometime we get caught up in life, running from end to end to get stuff done. And we tend to miss out on the simple pleasures — like children laughing and wet dog noses; taking a stroll in stead of a sprint.

I’ve been putting in some effort to reclaim me-things.

And no, it’s not out of selfishness.
We need to do me-things to recharge, to have an introspection pit stop, to breathe.

And yes — for me, that means listening to French radio, and reading a book in stead of a zillion academic articles, and having a nap in stead of doing the dishes.

And, when you take time to slow down, it might mean writing on the walls to leave a legacy for those yet to come.