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better than the plan

I arrived early for yoga;
the teacher never showed,
so I:

sat pondside with another student
and did basic exercises
for a few minutes

went for a stroll
along dusty trails,
enjoying the crunching of
fallen leaves under squirrel paws
and the flickers of gray on brown
as lizards ran for cover

wondered what
a palm tree
was doing
there

settled under webs
of interlocking branches,
read from a book by
a now-favorite
author

en route back to
my car, reflected how that hour
hadn’t gone at all
as planned, but
how it was
probably
even
better
than
the plan

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  1. September 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    👍i like

  2. September 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Sometimes an unplanned plan B is so much better than your first intent.

  3. September 18, 2017 at 7:03 am

    LOL, so much of my life has been – well, that didn’t go as planned, but it was probably better than I could have planned! I’m glad you made the most of the hour 🙂

    • October 1, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Looking back, it seems most of what I recall most fondly was a detour. It’s good to remember this. 🙂

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