Off the Beaten Path

Rules, rules, rules. Don’t walk on the grass. No running. Sit up straight. Pay Attention. When I was in elementary school there were rules to be obeyed without question and you got to make your freedom in other ways. Kids got hurt and sometimes hit each other. We imagined heroic acts and stared pretend danger in the face.

Now every institution has policies, procedures, bylaws and guidelines. There are general ‘expectations’ of a certain kind of behaviour.

This weekend I am taking the path of imagination whenever and wherever I can. I am keeping my eyes open for new experiences and watching for opportunities that I haven’t tried before. Even though I have been away from home for a couple of months, it feels like I am in a rut so it is time to kick some dirt around.


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