Purple!

“Listen, God love everything you love – and a mess of stuff you don’t. But more than anything else, God love admiration.

You saying God vain? I ast.

Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.

What it do when it pissed off? I ast.

Oh, it make something else. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

imageI love being out in the countryside. I love the flowers and the trees, the fields of sunflowers, the vineyards, the views and the sky above. But when I catch sight of the town that we are heading into, i get a little rush of excitement. I’m usually good for about 14 kilometers. After that, my feet start to hurt, my legs start to ache, and I’m ready to be done walking. Next morning, (after a little coffee and breakfast) I am ready to hit the trail again. And I am really liking measuring the distances in kilometers. They go by so much faster than the miles do!