Today, I Am Glad For Fun – Thanks Giving Walk In The Nordbahhof Park

Today, I am glad for fun. I have no particular cause for gratitude. I have everything to be grateful!

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017

I sit on the bench in the Nordbanhof Park. It is close to my home, and I often come down here for short walks. At one time, the park was a deserted zone between Berlin’s wall structures, where the wire ropes, electrical wires and guards with guns keep watch over the border.

The current area is a recreational park, where people jog, enjoy a picnic or sit on a bench reading a book. Happy dogs gambol freely in the middle of the meadow when their owners chat alongside the field on a concrete-paved walking and cycling route – which is also great for rollerblading!

Photo: Sanna Lahti

Nature Is A Tribute To Freedom

Wood and other flora have grown freely in their places. The city’s management body takes care of the essential nature of the park. Today I can see that they have cleaned and mowed short the vegetation of the meadows of the central area. The zone that a few decades ago was the field of death is now free, sunny, breathable and alive.

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017

 

Birds have, over the decades, crossed the region, like the clouds, free, and spread to the area a diverse flora that has now grown. The park is, in my opinion, brilliantly unplanned! The fact that the place is left almost wild is a tribute to freedom.

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017

The Messages I Got Today

I believe everything around me is a symbolic picture of my state of being. Today I am happy about the rich, luscious red berries of rosebushes and rowans! They are plumpy by the weight of the mature seeds. I remember how I sat here in the past summer in the midst of the scented, richly blooming rosebushes, thinking about my future and making my plans. At that time I got the idea to write a blog and own one day a week for a ”Thanksgiving Walk”.

In my opinion, today’s vision is a clear symbol of the fact that the ideas that blossomed last summer can carry a plentiful harvest. Both the flowering stage and the fruit stage are beautiful, which is essential to me! I want to believe, with this vision, next year will produce a new, plentiful growing season! Many new ideas originate from this autumn’s ripe fruit. This message I picked up from today, and it makes me expect a happy new era!

 

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017

 

The Mindfulness-Moment

The sun laughs in the cloudless sky. It even warms up comfortably – it is already October. Subtle breezes are swishing birch leaf next to my bench. A small bird chirps a shorter tune. I can hear a tiny dog’s paws in the concrete corridor, even though I do not lift my eyes on my writing. A few young mom and dad push new beginnings of human life in wagons. I hear the single child’s happy squeal in the playground a bit further.

Everything is calm and peaceful. The sky is indeed cloudless! The atmosphere is like Sunday, though the calendar shows me Monday. All the signs mean that today is an excellent day! This Monday has opened the door for the upcoming, fantastic week and all the abundance of what life has to offer!

Photo: Sanna Lahti 2017