Saturday, March 7, 2009

eighteen to infinity

…an hour from home… at a point where it makes perfect sense to turn around and go back – plenty of physical exercise having been achieved - the route crosses a boundary… the geography shifts… across that last road into deeper wilds - a transition away from the world to which we are so accustomed – the metaphysical peers in… a jogger becomes a human, moving over the earth… running with only water (again! no food!) you know about the potential for a crash, but just don’t care… you keep running on… finally turning around, everything melts… the sun has set but the sky is still lit with bright light blue and passing pink puffy clouds… you’re in the happy high spirit world… the world of darkness closes in for the return trek… but your stride is light and you keep moving… there is no pain… you are glad for all those miles that led you to this place… the struggle has turned into stride and you’re left with a fleeting reminder… a simple, deep knowledge… of a quiet evening on the earth… you keep running on…

4 comments:

jaymes said...

Wow Jonah, this is a beautiful post! You really hit it right on.

Jonah said...

Thanks Jaymes!

jaymes said...

Hey Jonah, wanted to thank you for posting the list of books you have read on your blog. That is how I found your blog in the first place! I googled the name of a book I was reading at the time (Sagebrush and Cappuccino) to see if the author had written anything else and your blog came up in the search, glad it did! I have read a couple of books from your list and have really enjoyed them. Have you ever read anything by Craig Childs?, think you might enjoy his books too.
I realized we live in the same neck of the woods (texas term!) I live just down the road from you in El Sereno (now LA).
take care, jaymes

Jonah said...

Thanks for the Craig Childs recommendation - I'll check it out.

I've been meaning to explore El Sereno more. Are there any good veggie burrito spots down there?