After the rain I love to go out seeking puddles and raindrops on anything and everything. It took longer to clear my head today than I had anticipated but the raindrops definitely did it. The birds were still hiding from the rain so I may have to go out again just to find a bird!
I encountered 3 men on my walk. All interrupting my mindfulness with thoughtlesssness. I don’t engage men anymore on my walks as I have set boundaries that do not include being friendly to people I do not know who wish to engage me in conversations that they don’t need to be having with me. I always give a wave and a smile. But if someone stops to comment on “race ya” in their car while I’m in my scooter…happened today…or “Ya know that tree down there that was leaning, I cut it”…yeah great but these conversations make men think they can just talk to me and I don’t know them. I’ve been burned far too man times. The third man was wonderful. As one was interrupting my abstract photography I was trying to do (I was leaning over a puddle trying to get my hand with the reflection of the blue sky through the overcast day) the other man says “abstract photography?” I say ” YES!” Thrilled he can appreciate what I am trying to do. He says “reflections!” Gives me a thumbs up. I say “exactly!” And he walks off. That is a man I don’t mind interrupting my mindfulness. Not one bit.