Saturday, April 07, 2018

There's something about water

There's something about water. You can be wound as tight as a coil with life-stuff, but if you can spend a little time close to the water you know that things will be OK. On Thursday, we were at the hospital early with Jilda's brother. I had to leave before his procedure to pick up the kids.

There's construction all around Birmingham and travel times are a crapshoot. I gave myself plenty of time to navigate through the orange barrels, flashing lights, and blaring horns. The time I left must have been optimal because I made it through town in record time.

Rather than arrive at school and sit in the parking lot, I decided to stop at a small park. It's rarely used. It's not really a park. The only attraction is an old bridge that's been closed and blocked since the 60s. Kids use the area now as their easel. Graphitti is on the blocking rocks and concrete rails. 

The bridge hangs over Five-Mile Creek. It's a small waterway that winds its way through hills and hollows before emptying into the Black Warrior River. 

I love walking out on the bridge, leaning on the rails and watching the water. During the time I spend there, my blood pressure drops. 

It was just what I needed.


  1. A prescription some doctors should learn, because you have stated a fact.
    Spring is headed that a way!

  2. Water is indeed a benison. Moving or still.

  3. I agree, the ocean does it for me.

  4. Anonymous12:56 AM

    I could have used it today. My husband is in rehab.

  5. One of my favorite places to be is sitting at the edge if a river leaning against a tree. It is the best way to reflect on the day and solve problems. And it is a soothing location.

  6. Here in the southwest water is hard to find....when you do, it's magical.
    I hope next summer I'll be vacationing at the beach somewhere. I do miss it.

  7. Watching water is so relaxing

  8. glorious...made me calmer just looking at it.


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