Saturday, March 23, 2013

Setting my own bird free

Indigenous warrior Heard Museum, originally uploaded by RobinJP.
Ear buds in, Jill Scott cranked, comfortable shoes on, I head up Central.
(5 minutes free.)

I smile at office workers grabbing a quick snack and fly on by.
(15 minutes clear.)

My spirit jumps on behind the Kid on a long board.
(30 minutes grooving.)

I make the Heard Museum of Native Cultures and Art my turnaround point. Today is one like many lately. I push away from my desk, grab a bottle of water, set my watch and go.

It sounds so simple, but it's not. There are many locks to break, dragons to slay, before I can break free of the Oh So Important Things that have my attention.

The Heard, with its sculpture garden, was a good choice. My fast walk becomes a ramble becomes a wander becomes a lesson.

(60 minutes and my little bird is set free.)

Robin, with an Indigenous Warrior at Phoenix's Heard Museum


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Gorgeous post.

I would love to spend such an hour with you. Free, clear and grooving.

Robin J Phillips said...

Wouldn't that be fun, Lori? You, me and Jill Scott!

Kathy said...

Sound like you have had a great month filled with many perfect moments!

lostintranslation said...

I can feel it! So important to break free every now and then. Good for you!

Johnnypsmom said...

Lovely, I could feel you becoming freer as you walked. I feel the same when I run. Great post!

Addison Cooper said...

Great post! I don't usually take time to walk or run - but when I do, I'm always glad I did.

Robin J Phillips said...

Addison: You're so right. In running circles, they say that the hardest part of a run is the 10 steps to get out of the front door.

I always feel better.

lostintranslation, Johnnysmom: So glad you could feel the freedom as it washed over me. :)

Kathy: And, yes. Lori and I discovered each other through Perfect Moments years ago. My blog is dedicated to them. If only I was more dedicated to my blog... haha.

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