A Day in the Park

A lovely summery day, a Sunday called for a day in the park.

The kind of day to walk, read, write, and lunch.

I packed an apple, a slice of lemon poppyseed loaf, and a water bottle with frozen blueberries, a small towel, and my current book, Lost, by Michael Robotham.

Recently JB, my partner here at A World Apart, told us about Robotham and his fabulous novels.

I had never read this author before, but the minute I read the first line I was hooked. I connected immediately and could understand why JB said she started reading and stayed reading for eight hours straight. Except for the necessary breaks of course. *Read cups of tea here.

I planned a few hours.

My preferred spot is on an island in the middle of the park, It’s where I write.

Except today

My island is now occupied by Tent City. By the homeless.

I’m not smart enough to have a solution to the homeless problem. It’s complex and complicated. All was quiet, and I walked the perimeter and did have my little lunch elsewhere in the park, but I couldn’t quite into the ’flow’.

So I did the next best thing; completed my goals for steps, working up a good sweat, came home, showered, dressed nicely, took my treasured book and headed down the street to Crabby’s for beer and burger and a very pleasant read!

So from North of 43, sated both physically and intellectually, I bid you good night!!

Chris G July 3rd ’22


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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

11 thoughts on “A Day in the Park”

    1. Sounds like the place to be Darlene. BTW I am loving Amanda in Paris. Should finish it today and do review. It is outstanding. Tears came to my eyes at the Ave Maria scene.

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