Quick and dirty. It is a term I made up on evening after work when the world seemed impossible and I felt like a fat lazy turd. I got trapped inside and online, the inter webs, looking to connect. But all I find is garbage and soul sucking comments. I forced myself to get out for a small hike. It was not a big adventure. In fact it lasted 30 minutes. But it served a purpose. I felt better and most of all I got outside. The “quick and dirty”. Today was one such trip, a quick and dirty to Fairy Lake.
I reached my destination and already I felt detoxified. So much poison staying indoors I feel. The serenity and beauty of this place alone is like taking a big ol detoxification pill. I turned around to bolt down the hill. It would be dark soon and a storm was approaching.
There are many poisonous things that trap you inside. The one I hate most is social media. I know, I am the biggest culprit for sharing. And sharing my opinion. I wonder if I upset others with what I say. In any case; getting away from a family member that spews hateful right-wing political bullshit is poison control number #1. As I stopped face to face with a snow man I figured that I was in a place that really mattered … not on Facebook. Those people really have lost all connection. I quickly twittered a photo … my bad!
An emerging storm chased me down the hill and I let out a big joyful howl. I was truly happy now. I was reading nature and it was posting that it needed to dump some snow on un-attentive adventurers. For me this kind of thing made me feel alive.
As I approached the car I looked back and my friends. the clouds, the mountains, the trees, all of it. I made a new promise to never return to the online and indoor world. But I knew once home the poison would be everywhere. And then I will have to return to the woods. for a quick and dirty.