A Better Use of Our Time

With dinner in our stomachs, the dishes mostly done, and the prospect of some lesson planning looming, my girlfriend and I decided not to while away all of our free moments on television and head outdoors for a short walk.

It was a little better than dusk, and the air spoke of rain–more possibility than threat, but the sweet damp feeling was very palpable. At the end of the driveway we turned left and walked down the street towards the park that opens up at the end of the court.

We walked past neighbours I know and the houses of neighbours I used to know. Despite the pandemic, the housing market is still hot and regardless of whether people have either moved up or moved away, they have all definitely cashed in. Their real estate agents, doubtlessly, agree.

We walked past the house being rebuilt after the devastating fire. It has taken more than a year, but looking at the outside, it appears to be nearing completion.

We wandered to the edge of the park, but with no walking path and rain having been featured for most of the afternoon and evening, we didn’t want to chance getting our shoes wet.

Knowing there was work to be done, we gulped down the lungfuls of fresh air and headed back towards home. It was a short adventure but upon reflection, it was absolutely necessary and definitely worth doing.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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6 Responses to A Better Use of Our Time

  1. blossomkitty says:

    Stolen moments. Sometimes you just need a brief change of scenery to reset. Are you back face to face teaching, full time?

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