|Heart, soul and the one swollen foot!|
I read Natalie's post on Chickenblog about making those steps count, walking with eyes, ears and heart open to what's around, making it fun. And cos I love Natalie and I love her blog, I'm walking with heart and soul this week and for weeks to come, I hope. Thanks Natalie.
(I have one swollen foot and one perfectly normal foot - why should that be? It has seriously hampered my shoe purchasing fetish as I can't get both feet into the shoes I like...and curiously, it's not as bad here in the heat of Spain as it was in Huddersfield.) But I digress.
Whilst we have stuck to the known pathway as usual this week, we've walked with more focus and I've thought more and I feel more positive because of it. I wanted to see my footprints in the sandy pathways and although I rarely see anyone on my walks, I was surprised to see so many marks of feet that also 'this way trod'.
(You'll have to trust me that that what I am pointing out really is one of my footprints from a previous day/walk!)
|The walk up to the pine trees just round the corner from our house|
|COME ON, SLOWCOACH!|
|So far, it's all uphill - really good for the heart.|
|Look up, look up - blue skies, a variety of trees!|
|Look down - how far we have climbed!|
|Look up, look up- these are big, beautiful trees|
|What Darwin uses for a ball - a tree full of balls!|
|Top of the hill - behind this wall is La Mota - love the railings.|
|What a beauty - must show this to Darwin|
|Hey Darwin! Look, no, look...|
|He's got it! Clever boy.|
|The view across Alcala la Real from the top of the hill - right in the middle is my friend's house. |
|It's the one right in the middle with three small windows and a wide window on the top floor. |
They can't see me but I always wave.
They have the best views of all from here.
Hard to ignore the beauty around me in any case, doing it with heart and soul has deepened the whole experience and I have had a very reflective week, felt much more centred and have found new energy.
Walk, live, breathe; walk, live, breathe. Today, as a special treat, Ruy, Romy and I (and Darwin) did our walk, live, breathe via the Paseo de los Alamos - the park the centre of town - and then, when we'd walked, lived and breathed a bit, we had an ice-cream each.
Ice-cream is sometimes heart and soul food, don't you think?