Mind, Motion & Matter

Running, Essentially . . .

I sing the body electric

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Lake Ontario, October 13, dawn

Only poetry can describe how good I felt on my run this morning.  I started out earlier than usual and enjoyed the full spectrum of skyscape, from night to dawn and sunrise.  Conjoined with a beautiful dawn, the reverential music of Arvo Part ,and sense that my body has gotten stronger over the past couple of weeks, Walt Whitman’s, I Sing the Body Electric and Emily Dickinson’s “I dwell in possibility” had resonance.

To be able to enjoy a morning run on a crisp, autumn day – what could be finer!

For Occupation–This–
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise-

Emily Dickinson

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