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Maralee Lowder

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Walking Backwards
5/22/2012 9:11:01 AM
Looking at things from different perspectives
I try to take a walk every morning before life grabs me up and takes me wherever it wants me to go. I am unbelieavably fortunate to live in a very small Northern California town which is about 100 miles south of the Oregon border.

At an elevation of 25,000 ft, we have what I consider the perfect climate. We usually get enough snow in the winter to keep us in the house a few days each winter, but not too often. We could dig ourselves out,of course, but if we wait long enough the snow will melt or some local kids needing a few bucks shovel us out after awhile. The summers are mild and spring and autumn are absolutely gorgeous.

No, I don't walk un the winter, but now that spring has arrived I am out every morning. Rather than take the same route each day, I vary my walk so that I can see all kinds of flowers and trees. Right now it seems that every tree and bush is covered with amazing blooms.

This morning I did something I seldom do. I walked down a street going in one direction, then turned around and walked back the other way. It was like walking down two very different roads. I felt myself grinning like a Cheshire cat as I retraced my steps. How easy it would have been to have missed all this beauty! And all I had to do was to turn around and to see, I mean REALLY SEE, the gorgeious view that had been behind me all along.

As I neared my home, I began to think about what had just happened and how it had affected me. It suddenly occurred to me that maybe life is a little bit like walking. Maybe, if we took a little time and turned around now and again to see what we have just passed, maybe we would see some wonderful things!

I'm already looking forward to tomorrow's journey.


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More Blogs by Maralee Lowder
• New Story Line - Saturday, September 01, 2012
• Coincidence? I think not! - Wednesday, August 29, 2012
• First Bloom - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
•  Walking Backwards - Tuesday, May 22, 2012  
• New Story! - Wednesday, March 07, 2012
• Notes from the author of A History of Life - Wednesday, January 04, 2012
• Serial Story - Late Again! - Tuesday, October 04, 2011
• A WRITER'S SPACE - Friday, August 12, 2011
• Where did I go? - Friday, July 01, 2011
• The Story of Creation Continues - Monday, May 02, 2011
• The Dreaded Blurb! - Tuesday, March 29, 2011
• The Gestation Period of the Birth of a Book - Saturday, March 19, 2011
• SERIAL eBOOK NOW AVAILABLE AT "SHORT STORY" - Sunday, January 02, 2011
• A NEW YEAR - A NEW BOOK - IN SERIAL FORMAT - Saturday, January 01, 2011
• A Christmas Gift - Thursday, December 02, 2010


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