I enjoy my life. I am pretty vocal about it on my blog, tweets, and FaceCrack posts. But that is where I draw the line. Otherwise I don’t push my personal policies and habits upon others. At least from my perspective. This was on my mind as I stopped to cross a creek. Before crossing I paused for photos and to wait up for my partner. Some things I do are appealing and others come along for the ride quite often. Some even call me their friend. Amazing isn’t it?
I found myself gazing into the creek and appreciating the colorful leaves floating downstream. My mind drifts too. And then there are these people. I am not saying dishonest. I also don’t want to speculate too much. But it seems that some things I do offends them or intrigues them. Take my diet. It is as far away from what you consider traditional as possible. And I am not doing it to be weird or different. I am doing it because I feel satisfied with what I learn to be healthy. So then out of nowhere some people start to question me and before long I always find myself in a all out interrogation.
My partner arrives and starts to cross the creek. I look up and she immediately sees my anguish. I explain that I was thinking of some conversations I have had with friends recently. Not knowing what to do to help she jumps bak on her bike and pedals off. I follow. It is so nice she does not question everything and just lets me be me.
As the trail winds higher and higher the views increasingly pull my attention away from my troublesome thoughts. The earth has never judged. Just imposed its massive truth. And the truth is that it is beautiful. And I start to realize that the very humans I am wondering about do the same thing to our planet. Question it. Label it. Demand explanation.
We finally reach our destination and the ride has done therapeutic things to me. I am no longer sad that I feel like a outcast sometimes. Like a alien being dissected. My partner and I take a moment to gaze around and take in the familiar beauty that we just spent the afternoon biking to.
But it is obvious to me that the planet I inhabit needs no explanation, at least to me. It is just beautiful. No questions asked. I wish I was beautiful too.