A bit warmer than expected, a little damper than desired, Saturday morning’s walk was, as always, a chance to connect with friends and with ourselves, body and mind. I enjoyed several conversations that updated me on friends’ families and hobbies. In several instances, the conversation turned philosophical – how to ‘carpe diem’ and how to maintain our physical and mental health. As all this was going on, I was also aware of how my body was responding to the pace and how my mood was affected by being outdoors in a misty rain (exhilarating!)
When we moved to the restaurant for breakfast, new connections formed and new stories were told as seating location and arrival time changed conversational proximity. A member who hadn’t walked met us there to catch up.
We are a gang, our very own in-crowd (that very much welcomes newcomers), a pack, a flock, what my daughter would call a posse – it’s lovely to belong.