Reflections from Settled Street

This is from my dad’s new blog, Dinkel Island Small Talk. During the past couple of years three books in the Dinkel Island series, most recently Secrets At Lighthouse Point, have been published!

I’ve told Dad what a great community Word Press is:) I hope you’ll take a moment to visit his blog, offer him support, tips, and encouragement.
He is boldly going where few his age attempt to tread and I admire his courageous outlook. My Dad is one of my role models and has so much yet to offer! So enjoy the insights on this fascinating little island named Dinkel;)

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I walked today on a street called “Settled.”  The early sun cast long shadows across the road.  Houses were tidy with manicured lawns and decorative flags.  Birds tweeted busily among the bushes and trees.  A light breeze brushed my cheek.  It felt good to be on Settled Street today.

IMG_2492Sometimes I walk on other streets–like a street called “Anxious.”  That street has many alleys where you can get lost:  alleys like worry, hurry, fear, frustration, fatigue.  I try to avoid Anxious Street as often as possible, but sometimes find myself there anyway.  I wonder if I’ll wander onto it today?

Another street is called “Hurtle.”  That street can be downright dangerous.  It’s pace is frantic.  People and objects zoom around, sometimes colliding.  There’s no room for distracted thoughts or activities if you want to safely traverse this street.  Hit the gas–oops, stand on the brake, swerve, beat the light, push…

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