Just Walkin’

I go  walking often.

My sweet dog Ginny accompanies me.

Regardless of the weather, walking refreshes and restores me.

I see people walking, driving, talking, laughing, frowning.

Little children shyly ask for permission to pet Ginny.

I visit shops on occasion to escape the rain or warm up.

Ginny knows the dog-friendly places where a dog treat waits for her.


After the horrible events of May*, I am adrift.

I struggle to find my footing.

Friends bring flowers, spend time with me, send sweet messages.

They won’t let me, and I don’t want to, crawl in a hole even this would be so easy.

I don’t have a lot of energy. I have no interest in walking.

Yet, I know that I can put one foot in front of the other and walk.

Walking Today

Street scene in Portland, Oregon.  Photo by Lori Greer


Walking late this morning after the rain stopped, I saw this beautiful plant.

I have walked past this corner countless times and never noticed this plant.

Today, I saw it for the first time.

A reminder that beauty is often just around the corner.

Sometimes we just have to stop and see it.


  • My 34-year old daughter-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.

15 thoughts on “Just Walkin’

  1. Even though these times seem barren, there is love inside of you…it is asking you to see it…and keep you warm. And it does only need one step at a time Lori. Big hugs from the love ‘over here’ ❤


  2. I feel for you Lori as I feel for your daughter in law. Whatever happens she will know she’s loved and that her daughter will be cared for. You must just enjoy what time there is left and be strong for your son. Mayhap she will respond to treatment and be around a long time yet as it should be but she will never forget what you do for her now. Be strong and take your walks.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  3. Lori, dear, you have the key to your personal needs at this time. With the company of your dog and walking you are sustaining yourself. This is important for your whole family. Strong, loving, this is all you can be in these circumstances. Faith, prayers, and understanding are around you, this I sense and know. xxx

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