Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Not to ski - 3.24 #sol21 Story Challenge

Today set up as the opposite of yesterday. Where Tuesday was relaxing, Wednesday was stressful. Where Tuesday's perambulations on skis were mostly free and easy, along well-marked trails, Wednesday's involved questionable route finding and gluey snow. Tuesday's weather aided and abetted our journey; Wednesday's worked against us. If, yesterday, we operated on autopilot, today we relentlessly worked the controls without much reward. Successes proved fewer, hard-won, fleeting. We learned plenty today, including that we need valleys to appreciate the peaks, or vice versa.


3 comments:

  1. I love the juxtaposition in your slice.

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    1. Thanks for your wondering. The answers to your questions are: 1) Cross-country skiing 2) 'Autopilot' as in a jet plane's automated controls, used here as an analogy for going through motions without thinking.

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