Friday, June 5, 2009

18 Holes

Today I played 18 holes with The Boyfriend. We used a riding cart since this would be the longest golfing so far for me—and because we both had to get back to work afterwards. I was pleased at my endurance if not at my aim. One of the benefits for me in golf is that my mind shuts down. At least the part that worries about work and calendars and the ever running and endless list of Things To Do. It is, of course, replaced by, “weight on my right foot” and “head down but don’t drop your shoulder” and “swing like spaghetti”. Those are at least thoughts that keep me in the present moment. When I am playing golf I don’t regret the past and I don’t worry about the future. Now there is a gift.

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