Monday, December 8, 2008

Looking up

When mountain biking...or hiking...people are always staying to look down the trail to see what is ahead. I get the concept but I don't do it. I look right in front of me. And I should

Yesterday we went for a short hike and I kept trying to look down the trail - be visionary - see what's up ahead....

then I tripped on a root and almost fell flat on my face.

I'm keeping my eyes on the immediate and let the chips fall as they may.

10 comments:

Teri C said...

Good grief, another one!!

Please be careful!!

ElizT said...

I suppose it depends on what you are there for, exercise or scenery.
[You could save yourself some effort by falling over things at home.]

Debra Kay said...

LOOK UP LOOK UP LOOK UP....my riding instructor says looking at my hands is my number one fault....LOL.

Lynn said...

Glad it's the chips falling where they may and NOT YOU!!!
How about a little of both...look where you are walking make sure it's safe and then look ahead...then back at where you are walking...seems like this might work????
from Lynn the problem solver! LOL

soulbrush said...

i too am guilty of watching each step and not looking too far ahead. be careful! xxx

sukipoet said...

This reminds me of cell phones. Stop walking/driving or whatever and sit down to talk on the cell phone. Same with hiking. Watch your feet. Stop walking and look to the horizons ahead. Well, I suppose no hiker would do that, not to mention cell phoners. Glad you werent hurt. Thank you Mim for your warm comments last week. Such words helped sustain me through a difficult time.

MuseSwings said...

I watch each step too! Who cares what's coming down the path if you're about to step in some quicksand.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I have to look down. I fall over everything. hope you werent hurt.

artist Mike said...

I'm have fallen down holes and fallen flat on my back on frosty mornings, theres to much to see without looking just before ones feet.

studio lolo said...

In walking meditations they tell you to be mindful of every step and every breath. I like Suki's logic. Watch where your feet are going, stop and take it all in, then continue to walk. That is, basically the walking meditation.
And my two cents :)