Preparing for "walkerhood", I thought that the biggest transition we'd face would be scheduling those rare days when we both needed the car at the same time. I never once considered that being car-less could actually become a blessing.
I've met people I would not have encountered anywhere else in my usual meanderings through the week. I've walked alongside janitors, lawn men, nurses, teachers, friends from school I haven't seen in ages, homeless neighbors who all greet me as a fellow wanderer on this concrete path towards home. Isn't this what the journey of life is all about?
Letting go of a car was something we thought we might regret. We imagined we would loose some freedom with that decision. However, freedom may not need wheels at all. My freedom has come with feet and faces, smiles and waves.
The provision on the path of life is usually not what you expect but it's power is enough to fill you with the sense that today you truly lived.
Today's photos were taken by me on my walk to work.