Picking Up

Carrying gloves and a bag, ready to retrieve the two balloons found within 50 feet of each other last week, I decided to go collecting. Today I climbed a steep hill to return to two small piles I had stashed among the brambles months ago. I was on a treasure hunt for a bounty that nobody wanted.

Looking up the steep hill.
This hill gets the heart rate up.

A person could say that picking up another’s trash is a filthy, frustrating, degrading, and diminishing task. On the contrary I find it to be a purifying, just, empowering, and edifying one. Each piece represents a mistake made, and thus a mistake redeemed.

Golf balls are one of the few items not driven to the woods by wind or flood.
Golf balls stand out as one of the items not driven to the woods by wind or flood.

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