Other than an hour in the basement cutting baseboards for the bathroom, it has all been about being outside in the warm sunshine. A good part of the day was spent on the golf course followed by a quick drive out to another location for a photo I wanted for the book. Once back home, it was enough just to sit on the deck reading in the sunshine until it was time to barbeque. It’s important not to live one’s life fully in the head. Today, the research and writing was put on hold. Not much left to do on the book so there is time to relax and “think” about what I have yet to say.
This photo was one of today’s catches. You will notice that it is “normal” in that I didn’t use the “tunnel vision” style . I took this one from the parking lot of the golf course. I wanted, somehow, to share with you the experience I had while on the golf course. There was no one else golfing on the course. It is farming country and all are busy. Part way through the round of golf, I sat on a bench in the sunshine, listening to a meadow lark which was sitting on top of a tree, a rare tree on this golf course. Other than her song, there was nothing but silence. Sunshine, silence, warmth, and the panorama of hills and the lake holding it all together as if in a cauldron. It was a special moment, a holy moment. I stopped a few more times during the round of golf to enjoy more of this. In the end, I walked off the course with my best round of golf in a few years and not just in terms of the score.