|Walking down and back UP the steep boardwalk|
along Taylor Dock overlooking Bellingham
Bay, you could see the San Juan Islands to the West
and the snowy caps of the Canadian Rockies to the north
on a rare, perfect summer day...even making a new friend
after "bonking" back into my walker, but 'twas brilliant!
On the hike back to Fairhaven a guy sitting in his truck had Beyonce's "Single Ladies" playing on his radio, so I asked him to crank it up on that trail and BOY YOU CAN SHAKE A BOOTY
EVEN WITH NORDIC WALKING POLES and passersby all smiled because I was SO FREAKING HAPPY TO BE ALIVE
AND WALKING AND DANCING! Thanking the truckdriver
who then turned the music back down, I finally got back into Fairhaven, "crashed" back into my walker, then met a new friend,
this wonderful artist, storyteller, who for many years had taught at
Native American reservations and we sat talking together on the sidewalk for hours while he sold cards of his gorgeous
artwork, regaling me with a lifetime of learning, stories, elder-wisdom, and IT WAS GOOD!