Saturday, September 24, 2011

story telling.

Who doesn't love a good story?  I sure do!  I tend to creating stories in my head when I'm doing other things, like taking a walk, doing dishes, mowing lawn, riding a snowmobile, etc.  I don't even realize I'm doing it most of the time; I'll just be going along doing my thing and then realize that I just created a story.

I used to do a lot of snowmobiling through the Minnesota wilderness and I loved to pretend that I was on some great adventure, or in a race, or in a movie.  When our group would stop along the trail I would tell them the story I created, and then when we would start up again I would continue my story or maybe start a new one.

I was thinking about this last night as I went for a walk.  The end of my walk takes me through a beautiful park in my neighborhood, down a giant hill and then back up (the hard part).  I listen to music while I walk and there's a certain song I like to listen to as I go up the hill because it sets just the right pace to get me up the hill without having a near death experience.  Sometimes I need to pace around at the bottom of the hill waiting for the song to start (Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom).  The problem is that there's a creek at the bottom of the hill and I think it's creepy!  It's very overgrown and dark and I always worry that I'm going to see a dead body floating in the water.  I know!  Crazy, but that's the story in my head!  Here's what the area looks like:

Isn't it creepy?  It smells too.

Most of my stories are much more upbeat and Bruce Springsteen seems to be in a lot of them, but this one is clearly a bit dark.  And no, the dead body in my story is NOT The Boss.

1 comment:

peggys said...

The snomobiling partners are smimling at your story!