Some days, all you know for sure... Is that the world smells like dandelions and olive oil,
that you work too much, and you wasted too much time.
Today, you were very alive.
And bluejays are like the mean, "pretty" girls you met in high school. And that tree is stupid-freaking-beautiful, whatever it is. And as you walk the way the river flows, it says "bleep, blawp, bloop", and it makes more sense without all those silly real words. And today, you feel a little more like Forest Gump than usual.
And that all of it is worth it, even when it hurts. Good, bad, happiness, sorrow... It's real. And that is everything. ---
Happy Earth Day, pals. I wrote this two years ago on Earth Day, and celebrated by walking the Decorah bike trail and hanging at the poetry slam. It feels as true today as ever, though I find myself in a much different place. The only addition I can think of? Not a thing on this Earth can rival the beauty of budding fruit trees. #beautahful #optoutside #naturechurch #hikerlife #earthday #fruittrees #findyourpark #nationalparkweek #hikeon #poetsofinstagram #capitolreefnationalpark #optoutdoors #hikeutah