Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Ride to Nowhere


A Ride to Nowhere

During this time of pandemic, my husband and I sometimes take car rides to nowhere to get us safely out of the house. We drive through local places we haven’t explored yet, looking at the vegetation and the houses, getting a general feeling for the area. Sometimes, if there aren’t any people around, we’ll take a short walk through a nature setting and enjoy the birdsongs that float out of the trees.
We recently came upon a local setting that was so peaceful, we had to stop.  A gently flowing lake beckoned on this hot day. Gentle waves moved slowly in the breeze. It was a welcome  environment where we could, for the moment, forget about what was going on in the world and take some deep, rejuvenating breaths.

It’s necessary to balance personal needs with a broader awareness of our safety and the safety of others. We would love to go to museums and theaters and concerts but that is not yet feasible. So we do what we can to find the positive in this difficult time; taking a ride to nowhere helps.

Former monk Jay Shetty offers help on how to deal with this pandemic:

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    1. Enjoy your rides, wherever they take you!

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  2. What a wonderful idea: a way to stay safe and yet get "out of our heads" and away from the news.

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    1. You have so many wonderful possibilities for trips to nowhere out your way!

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