Heading to the morning appointment I passed the park and thought maybe I’d stop on the way back. The spot I always go to was empty and quiet which appealed to me. I’ve always preferred solitude when I’m in nature. Opening a cigar pack I took a puff and my mind wandered back like it always does. I’m very aware of it when that happens but I always welcome it. I thought about my kids and all the times we hung out here over the summer having a BBQ or hanging out with my best friend while drinking beers and talking shit. Then there were other thoughts too about the past. There’s always the comparison thing I do where I consider whether my life is better now than it was then. Looking out over the water I felt calm and content. Life is good and it’s getting better.