LAZER UP

LAZER UP
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Nature energizes!
When we take advantage of the rejuvenating effects and restorative qualities she offers, we're more alive, engaged, and aware:
+Our creative impulses flow freer.
 +Our minds are more imaginative.
 +Our souls are more engaged.
+Our bodies are healthier.
Nature is a free resource given by God meant to be embraced, enjoyed, and experienced by all.
Be a participant and not a spectator in it.
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Onward and foreward in adventure ...
After a formidable and challenging hike in the Sonora desert, daughter Hannah and I ventured into a new experience involving new terrain and a new "vehicle" by which to see it.
We chose horseback.
A wondrously intoxicating ranch scent permeated the stable yard and filled us with anticipatory expectation of our trail ride. Friendly ranch-hands met us and led us to corrals teeming with life, color, and movement.
One horse caught my eye with immediacy:
A "beauty black" wearing a beauty mark "white" on his third quarter right hock. He conveyed a look of "spirit and life" to me and I desired him as my partner in adventure.
I named him "White Hock" but my ranch-hand corrected me and introduced me to "Lazer."
With permission to ride last-in-line, I was given the small but delightful liberty of lagging behind a wee bit and then enjoying an occasional "catch-me-up" lope. The experience was pleasurable and Lazer appreciated the overture.
We enjoyed curious typical informational tidbits along the way from our guide:
+The black holes observed in cactus are created by birds drilling and nesting in the core.
+The Sonora boasts and plays host to a unique breed of cactus called the Saguaro which develops branches like arms as it matures, and generally extends upward with as many as twenty-five limbs curiously attached.
+Rattlesnakes are generally heard before seen.
Pay attention.
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The ride was deliciously intoxicating.
Lazer energized me.
The ride refueled and replenished me.
The ranch-hands made quick friends with me.
Memories with my daughter are now mine unforgettably.
And I think to myself how beautiful it is to experiment and experience new landscapes and new approaches in viewing them.
Mmmm ...
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If you're not an early morning riser or an outdoor individual or,
even if you are,
  I challenge you to expose yourself to a new experience in your day, and see whether or not you don't find yourself more charged throughout your day in notable ways. A change of landscape connects us to a host of new experiences, people, thoughts, and creative impulse.
By intentionally changing-up the plain and terrain we move on, we contribute healthy and restorative qualities to our lives and the lives of others.
Choose a new landscape,
a new partner.
Lazer up ...
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