212. Groveton, Trinity County

l was starting to feel a bit of a drag when I pulled up. The downside of being amped up is the tiredness you feel when it passes. If I were going on a long trip through a ton of counties, this drain might have cost me a county or two on the back end of the trip. That wouldn’t be the case today. I only had a few more left on the itinerary before heading home and they were all on the way. So I buckled up and got to it.

There’s always a cemetery and, ironically, the cache (The Helping Hand) was near this handless statue. Coincidence? I think not! And when my business was done here, I took a minute to drink some water and walk for a minute.

Sometimes we should take a moment to remember that, no matter what your spiritual beliefs or lack thereof, we’re just passing through this life only once. Nobody gets out of it alive. So maybe we should tell the people we love that we love them. Or let the anger and pettiness go because that energy that can be used for other things. But, then again, we are human and, therefore, imperfect. Sometimes it’s hard to open up enough to show feelings and it’s not always well advised anyway. Sometimes anger is deserved and pettiness is a defense against our hurts. For every theoretically bad emotion there is a good reason to have or employ that emotion. I can’t tell you what to do. Only you can really judge you. All I know is that we all end up here among the stones (or some variation thereof). So let’s try to be easier on our selves and others. As the aphorism says, we’re all fighting a battle that no one else can see.

As always, it’s funny how much stuff can fly through your head in a few minutes. But this meditation was done for now. I got back in the car and made my way out of the cemetery and east again. A bit weary, I again made my way down the road until I made it to…

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