Mountain Walking – Haibun – January 15, 2016

Olive Grove in Campo

to the olive grove
ten minutes as a crow flies
fond memories

When you’re fit climbing up the side of a mountain is paradise.  The very air seems to help you up, your heart of course increases its beat and maybe your breath comes quicker and soon dopamine starts pumping through your veins. If the hike up is a real challenge finally adrenaline joins the cocktail of hormones and whatever else is making that walk fun, is it a wonder that walking can become addictive. Time flashes by as you fall into your own breath, feel your leg muscles flexing and elongating, hear the sound around you sort of muffled but very much alive.  Before you know it, you’ve reached your goal, maybe a lodge where you’ll spend the night, or a land-mark, like an abandoned village or a cross on a hill-top and you think how quickly time flies by when you’re having fun.

imagination
dishes up fond memories
back in training

© G.s.k. ‘16

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 13th 2016

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9 thoughts on “Mountain Walking – Haibun – January 15, 2016

      • I slept well and woke up to no hot water for the 5th time since 2016…my landlord is soooooo cheap, no janitors to pay and I have to wait for him to finish his day job to fix it…does he hire a plumber? Hell, no he knows how to fix things…:(

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          • I had to specify in my email…could you fix it for more than 2 days. The breaker jumps and he has to reset it and refuses to show me what to do in my own basement. then he whines how many hours he puts into this and I have to bite my tongue and say, just get a new one for $10 a month with hydro or call a plumber.

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