I like a room with a view; a breakfast nook with lots of windows and a table set for looking.  Not that I’m really looking for anything in particular, but right after I wake up, when the clock says it’s time to get started but my body says “you’re nuts” I like to stare outback and give things time to warm-up.

I’ve often sat, as I tried to shake the cobwebs of sleep, and thought what would be the ideal view. It’s an individual preference of course. Some folks like a view of the city from high up in their apartment, but a concrete jungle doesn’t appeal to me. Water is attractive to some. The river with morning fog or a lake with ducks clears the morning mind.

I like my mountains, perhaps a field or pasture. I like to watch the animals as they search for a morning morsel. I could sit for hours but life’s schedule never permits. We live a life of timekeeping, so much so that we identify retirement as freedom from a schedule – liberation.

Well, it’s 7:00 a.m., time to get a shower, some breakfast, and then baseball practice. I have a bike ride planned after that and then some chores I’ve long promised Lisa. It’s Saturday and I’ve a schedule to keep…..

4 thoughts on “a morning view…

  1. Good read, Jimmy. I have a covered patio myself. Out there every morning, rain or shine, hot or cold. Neighbors think I am a little “strange” when they see me out there in a camo duck hunting coat with steaming coffee and it’s thirty degrees. I wouldn’t miss it for a minute. Strange how people think they have to have a “schedule”. Let the day go as it goes… things will get done and it is far less stressful. Keep at it Jimmy, you bring a lot of peace to those who are seemingly stressed by everyday life. Are you still beating the air into submission for a living? Good on ya!
    Peace, Jim

    1. Jim,
      Yes, actually I flew yesterday. It was my first flight in 2 1/2 years but I’m back in the saddle for a good while now. It was great to get up and see what’s changed on Mother Earth.

  2. Wish I had the time for a contemplative start in the mornings. I’m up at 4:15, drive 30 miles and at my desk at 5:30. My parents had a house on Cross Lake in Minnesota while I was home; I’d sure like to live where I can see the water and woods again.

    1. That’s about my timeline during the week. I’m up at 4:30 most days, 4:00 on some, and running or on my bike 6:00 – 9:00 for physical training (Army).

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