We occasionally rub each other the wrong way, as can happen when any 2 humans associate…especially when the diametric is one of superior/underling, where the underling thinks the superior is anything but…
I still have the ear of HER bosses, though, as they are in my office and she’s all the way on the west coast – so we’ll all get on a phone conversation at some time in the future and hammer out yet another compromise.
Just another one of them days…
ANYway – by the time I was done with the work day – I had managed to bleed some of the frustration I’d amassed from the morning’s hostilities – but there was still a great deal of negative energy to dispel.
Enter: A new Greenspace.
It’s funny – this place is one I’ve been driving past for almost 7 years. It’s greeted me on the way in to work; it’s been there on the drive home. It’s a patient thing, as most of nature is, simply being natural in all the turning seasons until I was ready to make its acquaintance. It’s a great swath of grass, bush and tree bracketed on one end by the Fox River, and associated with both the Glacial-Drumlin State Trail (which ambles its way across the south-central portion of Wisconsin) and the Fox River Trail, which is pretty Waukesha-centric.
A brisk walk across this greenspace will get you far enough away from the city streets to have the river’s movement drown out most of the human noise. It doesn’t have play equipment, ball diamonds, or any other ‘sports’ related things that attract kids, as it’s part of the Fox River sanctuary – and has to be left ‘unimproved.’
Ah…human arrogance in all it’s glory – thinking we improve on nature…
It was green, and brown, with sprinklings of pink and white and red from the flowering trees – a space full of sunlight and fresh, spring-green grass, with the scent of the river caressing the breeze. It is a space heavily Earth-centric – but still retaining a healthy tie to water.
In short – it was a space I didn’t realize I had been looking for, but after an energizing meditation session on the grass, learned I’d desperately needed.
All it all, it’s a perfect place to continue learning how to listen to the nuances of this fantastic little ball of blue and green we live on, instead of just inhabiting it.