Even now, even here I can’t stop. I’m always doing something. In this case it’s playing solitaire. And I’m in the middle of nowhere.
I have literally traipsed into the wilderness in an effort to center myself and all I can do is distract myself instead. The hike here was interminable, in the worst way. Because I was left alone with myself.
Normally, not a bad thing. It’s something I actually crave being the introvert I am. But with nothing to do as I hiked into the Wyoming wilderness I was left alone with myself. The plodding of my steps, just going one more, one more, one more, watching the ridgeline for animals, being wary of rattlesnakes, stepping over roots and fallen trees, skirting round boulders, crossing streams - all of it couldn’t keep me in the moment.
But this damn card game does.
Flip a card, find a spot. Flip a card, find a spot. On and on while the campfire burns down and I sit in the dust, throwing more cards into the dirt.
It’s not my preferred means of distraction. Out here it’ll do. But it shouldn’t. I should be sitting here taking in the majesty and grandeur of the environment. And I want that. And yet.
Today’s art is courtesy of Mike McCain from Seattle, USA.