So ... H was crazy buff and now fitness isn't her top priority. She misses those killer abs.
That's what we were talking about yesterday when I was trying to describe how it "feels" to fly now. I miss, really miss, the crispness. The smooth crispness. I miss "not thinking" about execution. I'm like Schroeder without a toy piano ... my hands seem to not know where to go. (lol)
My body is still capable of the tasks, I'm just out of sorts, and wondering if I'll ever be good at it again, if it's worth it. And ... that curiosity stuff is about the larger picture. Flying isn't that important to me anymore. Waking up to something interesting and challenging is though. And, I do love the idea of participating in someone's aviation journey. (And soaring ... I forgot about how cool that is for a minute or two there.) I'm curious about what God has in mind for me. I'd like to cooperate with that.
H was talking about how that sort of thing is with God. You can sometimes really "feel" a connection. You can feel not alone. It's like HE is with us. You think if you keep on doing whatever you were doing that the relationship will just keep on getting better and better. (And that usually means "it" feels better and better. She laughed when I said some of the contemporary music,umm, worship music, seems like spiritual masterbation to me.) I'm saying, from personal observation of my own life, that a spiritual relationship is like any other relationship, even great relationships wax and wane as people go through life together. I like that God assures us that He doesn't change. It makes the relationship ever so slightly more knowable.
It doesn't rain much here. I don't know much about trees at all. I did do a tiny bit of research on trees in general during the summer because it's interesting how they work/live and a bit different then I thought, but over all ... I'm casual about trees. I have observed this though; over in Alabama trees grow really fast, they seem to thrive. Over here they are basically scrawny. They really have to work at getting the nutrients needed to hold their own and there are relatively small trees around here that are really old. You can easily see the growth rings on Alabama trees. Tree crops are all over the place and they cut 'em down, process 'em, and send 'em on to Lowe's still wet. Here, the growth rings are so dense that you can't quite see them. Really. These trees are tough, determined if trees can be so described, resilient because the environment demands it! I didn't see one single field of trees when I flew last week. I saw a lot of freshly plowed (assuming corn) fields dark with beautiful rich soil.
|big old tree stump ... cut down a long time ago|
you can see the rings, but not as easily as some other trees
|C - hiking in Tennessee last week|
|yes they are scrawny trees|
on my little day hike last week
taken when her pic came to me
|and this, just because those little geese |
and the duck are fun to see