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Just out walking

Prompt curtsy of Alica Jamtaas

A cool breeze greeted me as I walk. Bats flutter over head, whilst the hoot of an owl reminded me, that I am surrounded by creatures that find this time beneficial.

Another year has gone, time moves on without failing me.

It is only that sometimes each year offers more. Yet the last one was very different.

Fantastic for those who love isolation, but do not count me in their number. It makes me wonder who created all those destructive tendencies that seem to inhabit the human domain.

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  1. I don’t ‘love’ isolation, but it doesn’t concern me greatly. I can’t go to the pub which is a bit of a bore, but I’ve still got my hobbies and I’ve never had as much contact, albeit virtual with my family who are spread out across the world. Que sera, sera.

    1. My range of interests and hobbies have been a life saver for me. I do miss the ‘old style’ pub, ‘perhaps there is a story to be had here’. I also miss frequent trips to coffee shops which included meeting up with fellow transport enthusiasts

  2. Thought-provoking post, Michael. In the instance of Covid, I think humanity’s input was indirect rather than deliberate.

  3. You caught this environment perfectly. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have so many owls hooting all year long. You also captured this past year in a nutshell. Although I’m a recluse and don’t mind the social distancing.

  4. I do like some isolation and enjoy reflecting and writing. But, I think I’m reflected out and look forward to more human interactions. =) A very thought-provoking piece. The answer comes from our worldview and personal beliefs. I think we all have the propensity to do wrong, but we also have choice as to whether we do it or not.

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