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made it to yoga class only five minutes late and then walked

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I thought I would be later, but decided that no excuses, I needed to get there asap. I did--five minutes late. The instructor was demonstrating how to do some deep breathing with nostrils--one side at a time, nice. Afterwards, I went to the fitness trail outside and walked the loop in the forest for one round which took me 45 minutes, no speed here. This week I read, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, about the 1996 walking that he and another did on the Appalachians Trail So this forest trail became my Appalachian Trail--a day trip.

While walking, I remembered a dream I had this morning about the local school which I attended for a long time, and the school with the prettiest setting that I have ever seen a school have. It was in front of a wide river which could not be seen, the forest had grown up between the river and the school, and a few times each year students with proper supervision were allowed to go into the forest for class picnics. Otherwise if a student ventured into the forest, there was a student roast for that unfortunate person. This happened in the day when most parents at out school shared that what you got at school from a teacher would be duplicated at home. With my siblings we learned and shared that what happened at school stayed at school.

Anyway, the dream involved the changing of the view of the school based on some of the reading from the book. There were bulldozers and mud all over the school grounds, and I don't remember if the school building remained, but there were slabs of rock. It resembled my interpretation of the part of the trail from Pennsylvania. My interpretation of the size of the trees were sawed apart and only brown. The trees had a diameter of 30 feet or so, much larger than any actual trees could have. I remember driving/riding in a car over a road that was more run down, along newer traditional houses build into sides of a mountain that were not there when I was growing up.

It's not often that I later think of a dream.

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