March 14, 2011. The sun was out today and it felt good. All I want to do is put on my boots and start pounding into the woods. There's nothing like it in the world. If I get far enough back, I can't hear the cars; just the wind in the branches overhead, a few birds, and the rhythmic sound of my feet landing on the earth. I can't take a walk without getting philosophical about it. There's so much wisdom in the process. One step at a time, over the steep parts, the level parts, following the trail, breathing.