Yesterday, I opted to drift off in the car instead of taking my daily walk to McDonald’s Kidzania for coffee, reading, and free-writing. When we woke up around seven, I went with Mom and twin Ruth to the office caf and sat apart so I could read and write as usual. However, at work, I felt sluggish and mildly upset all morning.
The moment I stepped out with a friend to do a bank errand at lunch, I realized what it was. More than just the coffee and time with a book and notebook and pen, I needed the sun coming up, causing the trees to cast fragmented shadows on the streets. I needed the fresh air of the early morning, and the joggers and construction workers parting around me as they went their ways down the sidewalk.
Today, out of gratitude to the walk, I will take you on a photo journey there and back again.
(So the next picture was supposed to be the hallway that appears when you turn right after Coffee Bean to show where McDonald’s is. However, as I positioned the shot, I noticed Circle K was closed and was in a momentary state of shock, since part of my daily routine is to get Swiss Miss for my coffee. In that momentary state of shock, I completely forgot about the photo-journaling until I was on my way back to work. Apologies. What follows is already my trip back.)
That’s my daily dose (sometimes it has rain, sometimes extreme humidity) of the outside world. Thank you for taking the journey with me!
Esther Elizabeth Suson