Let Me Show You Something

by Mr. Schnell

Every so often, on a regular basis, enough is enough. Time to get away. To sit and think. Alone.

Oh yeah, before we get to far…no cell phones.

There. Just ahead. See it?


In the clearing ahead. It is not Yosemite or the Grand Canyon but for me much more. Solitude. Sanctuary.

Have a seat.

Time to sit awhile. SHHHHhhhh. Hear that? No other humans around.

To the East

A robin landed above. A squirrel scampered across a pile of leaves then leaped onto the side of a tree. Can’t see him now but hear him climbing higher then silence.

To The West

They know I am here and have left. I have invaded their space but won’t stay long. Only long enough to recharge the battery. Rekindle the spirit.

To The South.

No computers, no cell phones, no electrical buzz. No other people. Only Quiet and Introvert heaven.

The Concrete Slab

In a clearing up ahead is “The Concrete Slab”. Don’t know where it came from or how it got here but there it is. When I leave I will sprinkle bird seed on it. When I return there won’t be any seeds. Where did they go? It is a mystery I choose not to ponder.

the last stop

This is the “Last Stop” before I leave my quiet place. I have carried a little cooler filled with shell corn to refill this basin. When I return I expect it will be empty again. Another mystery that makes me smile. I won’t ponder.

Mysteriously feeling better than earlier. I will go with that. Ahhh!

Published by undergroundcartoonist

Underground Cartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

5 thoughts on “Let Me Show You Something

  1. Sounds much easier, than my escape, in a little plywood dinghy, up a creek.
    Trouble is I have to take the phone with me to tell the wife I’m ok. I have already lost one smart phone to King Neptune.

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