I went to Lakes Park today with the intention of moving through nature and finding joy and stillness.
I stopped to take this picture because the ladies behind me were yakking up a storm, and I wanted them to pass me so I could have some quiet.
The water is high in the park today. There were bikers and joggers, but not too many. No kids on the playground. A few birds here and there.
I walked in peace. Stillness. Joy.
An elderly couple did not talk loudly. They stopped to watch a squirrel eating its breakfast.
I walked on. Felt the waning of summer, the onset of fall.
Knowing the days will just get better and better.
A life in the modern era.
And nature full of reminders to find joy in stillness.