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.
Time to sit awhile. SHHHHhhhh. Hear that? No other humans around.
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.
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.
No computers, no cell phones, no electrical buzz. No other people. Only Quiet and Introvert heaven.
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.
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!