I went for a long walk this evening
Trying to find a tree similar to one I saw this afternoon up in Oswego, NY
The solitude was nice.
There was a sweet moment of acknowledgement between myself & a father walking with his young son – as we passed in opposite directions, the child said something funny & I laughed & so did the father
3 seconds of eyes meeting & that was all.
Felt good to just settle into movement & senses
Because not five minutes into a walk on a cliff overlooking Lake Ontario this afternoon
I hear a man’s voice asking me a question as I’m looking closer at a tombstone
And say: yes
My short answer to your question is my polite attempt to let you know that I’m not interested in having a conversation.
“Did you know him”
My short answer to your other question is my second attempt to let you know that I’m not interested in having a conversation.
All due respect to local traditions, but my backing away from you is a not-so-polite way to let you know that I’m seriously not interested in hearing more about you and your friend sleeping on a grave of one of the soldiers buried here.
And then, “do you speak English?”
Yes (still backing away)
I wanted to feel the water of this Great Lake
Wanted to see it’s natural rock line
But there was fencing
So I crawled through it
(This is the view on the narrow strip of land between the lake & the fence, aforementioned cemetery just beyond)
There was a steep slope of that same crushed stone used under the railroad ties
I didn’t dare not being able to scramble back up, OR being caught
I didn’t stay long
Just long enough to hear the waves
The smell of creosote was strong from the new railroad ties
(Backpack set there to show scale)
It must have witnessed so much in its long lifetime
There were many scattered about under the canopy & it’s kinda sticky.
I had to get back home, otherwise I would have tried to find a shoreline with public access.
Perhaps another time.
So here’s a gratuitous image of Genuine kitty in her cozy new sleeping spot
Wishing all a peaceful night.
Blessings on the Ancients.