Nettie Went Playing in the Park
I am filthy. I was dangling my feet in the water and when I walked back to my car my shoes were all squishy. I thought about leaving them on and seeing how long it would take my feet to get moldy, but I got cold feet. I was climbing all over the rocks and walking through the water and taking pictures. I am covered in microscopic bits of sunscreen and dirt and scuzzy water. It was awesome. Perhaps I should explain why.
I was talking with my friend Meka last night and she said that maybe I needed to find a safe place, a place where I could go and just be. I think this park is mine. When I was little and we'd go on field trips to see all the exciting sights South Carolina has to offer, they would always bring us there to eat lunch and run around and be stupid. I can't remember the last time I went there, just because. It was so peaceful there (well, except for the couples and their PDAs). I wandered around and took pictures for a while with my new toy, and then I went climbing on the rocks in the artificial stream. You aren't supposed to do that but we always did anyway. Then I just sat by the water and listened to Point of Grace, and I think communed with God. Maybe I should slow down and get back to nature more often. It was a good sort of thing.