Oh the duck pond. My favorite place to get my steps in. It’s so peaceful, especially in the Spring time. Momma ducks walking around being followed by their ducklings. No fear of the humans walking by them and all the chatter. There are also two geese, sometimes more. I like to call them the trouble makers. They stand in the middle of the track, daring you to double cross them. I normally look away to avoid making eye contact so they won’t get me. I’ve seen those videos of geese. Any who, where was I? Oh yeah, and the walkers. Not like TWD walkers, but other walkers like me, just getting in some morning cardio. They are always so friendly. I say my good-mornings to each as I walk passed them. Some walk alone as I do, others walk in pairs, sometimes bringing their pup with them. Some carry a stick for safety reasons (probably to protect themselves from the trouble makers) , some like myself, well I’m sure if someone snatched me they would bring me back quick. The serene environment around the duck pond also attracts others who are not interested in the track at all. They come for the scenery, the quietness, or simply just somewhere to park to burn up an hour of time. There’s a couple that meets here just about every morning. The man waits in his vehicle until a woman pulls up next to him. Then he gets in her vehicle and chat for a bit, then go their separate ways. Even though it is none of my business, I often wonder what their situation is. Others come and park while talking on their phones. I assume they don’t want to talk and drive, which is pretty responsible of them. Some come out for a picnic, or meet up for lunch with friends. I have seen people simply just come and stare at the water. I have a fetish with water. There’s just something about it that is so calming. When I’m walking, I am surprised I don’t trip over my own feet because often times I catch myself staring at the water and not in front of me. There are regulars that come out every morning like I do, we often say our good mornings to each other, maybe a little small chat. This is one of my favorite places to walk. To let my mind wonder instead of being fogged up with the to do lists, bills, and the I wonder how much this is going to cost us to fix (it’s always something). I just let my mind wonder wherever it wants to go. Maybe even daydream a little. Meditating for active people. I can clear the fog, and bring back perspective. Give you mind a break every now and then. Let it wonder!
I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing. View all posts by Mandy Vinson