There is nothing like a great walk in the woods to get your mind going in so many crazy directions that you ask yourself, “Am I really thinking this?” More on that in a moment; back to those walks in the woods. Since our move to Western Massachusetts, I have enjoyed finding trails, mountain tops, river bottoms, a twisted gnarled tree, or a majestic specimen reaching for the clouds. There have been sunrises and foggy mornings, followed by clear evenings and moon bright nights. Oh, the wonder of it all, especially when it inspires our minds to think . . . and think . . . and think!
The question that came to me recently is, “I wonder how many questions I could come up with that would border on controversial without causing a controversy?” You know, questions that would make me go, “hmmmmm . . .” and cause you to go, “hmmmmm?” and cause us all to give a great big collective, “hmmmmm!” to discover an answer or at least another question during our next walk in the woods, or standing in the shower, or wherever a challenging thought might find us. I guess the only way to find an answer to this question is to get started making a list.
WHEW! I am not sure what just happened there, but it was an exhausting exercise digging up those questions and I’m still not sure if I landed where I wanted to. All of those questions did open up the opportunity to close with a few statements so stick with me for just a few minutes more.
But for now, let’s you and I grab our walking sticks and head for the woods.