Life Trails…


Yesterday was a beautiful day…sunny…low 40’s…light breeze…a welcome change from Saturday…when the temps were in the low 30’s…with a strong breeze and spitting snow pellets…in fact…a welcome change from the seemingly endless parade of cloudy days we’ve had of late…

So…I did what I’ve been wanting to do for a while…I went to Sipsey River…now…for those of you who aren’t local…Sipsey is located in the Bankhead Forrest…only about fifteen miles from my home…and is my favorite…escape from the world…

There’s just something about the crispness of the air…the sun shining through the trees…icicles clinging to the rock ledges…and the river…gurgling as it makes its way south…that clears my head…and reminds me of who I am…

I’ve been going there since I was a small child…when our Bible School picnics would often take place there…or our family went for a Saturday afternoon outing…it seems that I would know the trail by heart by now…and…I do…I know when the trail is going to turn…when I get to climb over rocks or maneuver under rock shelves…I know where the two bridges are…when the pavilion is coming up…and…yet…it’s always a totally new experience…trees have fallen…changing the route just a bit…adding a bit of challenge here and there…but…somehow…I always manage to get over…get around…get to where I want to go…

Bertha…says it’s the same with my life…while it may seem that it is the same…that I’ve been down this trail before…that…it’s different this time…albeit familiar…it’s not the same…but…that just like my hike…I will get over…I will get around…I will get to where I want to go…

Interesting…I went there yesterday to sort out a question…and while I didn’t get a clear answer during my hike…I knew I would…and…here it is…where I really wasn’t expecting it…

How nice…

Jane

PS…I didn’t carve my name on my favorite climbing rock…but I was amazed one day…as I scaled up it…to find my name at the top…my sign…that I truly belonged at Sipsey…

2 thoughts on “Life Trails…

    • A perfect misquote…and you are famous enough for me! Just saw your second book listed on Amazon…can’t wait to read it…the first one was awesome!

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