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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2011 7:07 pm | Updated: 6:09 pm, Mon Feb 18, 2013.

I went for a morning walk earlier this week. Because the mornings are crisp and clear, this is my favorite time of year for walking. As I walked along I was enjoying an eclectic selection of music on my iPod. It started with Toad The Wet Sprocket's Dam Would Break, followed by I Shouted Your Name by Curtis Salgado, Blondie's Dreamin' and then I'll Be Here Awhile by 311. See? Quite the varied playlist and I was secretly congratulating myself on my musically open mind.

I was pretty proud of myself, but it wasn't just the music. I was taking care of my body, walking at a good clip...breathe in, breathe out, getting fresh air and exercise while appreciating the fall colors. Along the way I was picking up small bits of litter and shoving it into my pockets.

As I walked up to my front porch I was reviewing how terrific I felt about myself right then.

Great taste in music: Check.

Getting my exercise: Check.

Cleaning up my neighborhood: Check.

So as I reached around to give myself a great big pat on the back, I noticed I had my shirt on backwards.

Keeping it humble: Check. 

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1 comment:

  • Jim Anger posted at 10:04 am on Sat, Nov 19, 2011.

    Jim Anger Posts: 89

    I find it exhilarating to walk the neighborhood with my pants on backwards, shoes on the wrong feet and the buttons on my shirt running straight up my back! I have NEVER been accosted by anyone. In fact people find it hard to make eye contact! Oh the laughter as they pass is a bit annoying, but ain't never been hassled! Try this in your neighborhood. I think you'll find it works...especially if you grunt a lot and talk to yourself about 'fried taters'....

    Freedom is a reassuring feeling indeed!


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