A Literal Walk in The Park

Dear Liza,

After an awful, nervous night and long cranky morning worrying about election returns, Grandpa Nelson took me out for a nice walk around Laurelhurst Park.

Morrison Street has turned into a colorful tunnel

Nothing soothes rattled nerves like walking around and noticing the colors of leaves, happy dogs chasing frisbees, and little kids on teeny tiny bikes.

Duckweed through aspens

The duckweed was still giving Firwood Lake that odd soccer-pitch color, and it looked weirdly beautiful through the yellow leaves.

Light filled tunnel across the park

There weren’t many people in the park, but those there were were all dressed for the chilly weather and making the park even more picturesque.

We just did a slow lap, then back home. I started working on a new face, which I sketched while looking at a picture of you! If it turns out okay, I will show it to you soon.

As the day goes on and more election returns trickle in, I am feeling better about the future of our country. Fingers crossed!

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

2 thoughts on “A Literal Walk in The Park”

  1. What a beautiful, peaceful walk . Now, “about the future of our country”. I think we are all in trouble no matter which guy wins. I have to “bite my lips” when the subject of politics rears its ugly head. Gotta keep reminding myself not to get in the middle.

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    1. Hi Peeves,
      I know we are Still in Trouble. The fact that voting Trump out was not a landslide shows us that a lot of awful people live in our country. But it can get better with new folks in charge. Hang in there, dear woman!

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