One Of My Favorite Ways To Relax

For the most part these days, I find that I’m quite satisfied with the modest life that I live, and I really very seldom find that I have anything too significant to complain about on a personal level. That’s not to say that I won’t voice my opinion on matters of political import, or issues that I see as having social relevance, or which pertain to the concepts of Social Ethics or Justice. Sometimes I’ll voice those opinions quite loudly, since I was born the second youngest in a family of many children, and thus speaking loudly, (with substantial force on occasion), was at times a basic survival trait.

But there are those occasions, at times related to some issues that have affected me throughout my lifetime, and at other times related to the normal stresses of this rather hectic world we all live in and have to share on a daily basis, when things do manage to mount, and my head can start to feel something like a small pressure-cooker that’s been left unchecked a little too long. For instance, right at the moment, I find myself in the process of that most dreadful of states: The Move. After having lived in my present location for going on 10 years now, it turns out that as of April 1, 2017, I shall be in a new residence, and as I’m sure you all understand, this type of thing is very seldom, “a fun process”.

So when I do come up against one of these occasions, and I’m pretty sure I will if the bottom falls out of even one more moving box that I put two too many books in, then I need to stop what I’m doing, grab my jacket, and take a walk. And one of the places I most like to walk is “The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden”, which is just two blocks from my apartment, right here in the heart of the downtown area in Vancouver. (It will be a whopping 6 blocks once I get moved, since I’m only moving four blocks – the new place IS much bigger -.) Once I’m there, it only takes a while walking among the plant-life, or talking to Goldie, and I’m back on track in no time, ready to go at it all over again for at least a few more days.

So anyway, if you lose me on and off for the next couple months, that’s what I’ll be doing, getting things packed up in preparation for moving day…OR…walking around at the Gardens which you can see in the few pictures below. Until I get back to being more regular, you all take care, stay healthy, be happy, and we’ll talk to you soon.

A piece of paradise in downtown Vancouver.
A Piece of Paradise in Downtown Vancouver.
Bamboo wall at the Chinese garden
Bamboo Wall At the Chinese Garden
Conversing with Goldie at the Chinese garden
Conversing With Goldie At the Chinese Garden
Strolling through the Chinese garden
Strolling Through The Chinese Garden

One Of My Favorite Ways To Relax

6 thoughts on “One Of My Favorite Ways To Relax

  1. My friend, thank you for the update. As I may have mentioned before, my husband and I moved to a new flat (and to a different region of the country, where we both love) after 10 years in Tokyo. I admit: it was very stressful – even though it was something we both wanted! So I think I can understand how you are feeling right now.

    So please do take care and know you have friends who keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Warm wishes,
    Takami

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    1. Thank-you very much my friend, it’s the little reminders such as yours that always make what might seem like the biggest problems reveal themselves to be only very slight inconveniences. As a very wise man once said, “This too shall pass.” Thanks again for the warm words, and I shall try and keep people up-to-date on how things are going. Have a great week.

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  2. That looks like a serene place to take a walk. I wish I had something like that here. We only have community parks here although they’re very well maintained by the government.
    Funny, recently my mom has started to literally force me every evening to take a walk with her in one those parks. Since I barely get out of home you can imagine it took her a lot of convincing. Initially I was sulky about the matter, but now even I’ve started enjoying it. Haha.

    The walk thing made me remember this.

    I hope your house moving goes on smoothly Mr. David.

    Have a great week ahead. 🙂

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    1. Thank-you very much for the good wishes Aakansha. I think as you grow more and more familiar with those occasions with your mom, your appreciation of the walks, and especially that time alone, a couple of closely attached women enjoying the blessings of Nature in peaceful silence, stimulating conversation, or perhaps a pleasant blending of both, will continue to grow until you might even find yourself disappointed if there should arise a reason to miss one. As you get older, and the times with your mother become less frequent, each of those walks could become a treasure to remember. Anyway, just the musing of an old man who wishes he had spent more time with his folks when he had the opportunity. Right now, in the present, however, I hope you also have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thank-you very much. Despite my imaginary concerns, I’m sure things will be fine in the end, and the new place will be more than worth any trouble encountered in the process of getting there. Thanks again.

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