Fall Walk

While the title Fall Walk aptly summarizes a post about taking a walk on a lovely fall day, it also brings to my mind our life journey, beginning with our first steps.

Walk, fall down, get up again. Try not to fall, at least not as hard as the last time.

For me, a perfect time to contemplate my journey–or enjoy a moment of peace from it–is during a walk in the woods. My grandmother took me on walks in the woods when I was a child, picking catnip leaves for tea or asparagus for dinner.

Today, I walk the paths that wind through the local forest preserves with my husband and my children. I think of all we’ve been through in our lives and wonder what lies around the bend…

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