In this post, I want to talk about my hula hoop and the forest.
But first, let me tell you a little bit about myself: I get really, really serious about life sometimes.
And that’s okay. I am a sensitive person. And I think a lot. I research and write and teach about political philosophy. That’s because, among other things, I really care about the world and people and ethics.
And I embrace this part of me. When I use these sensitive and serious gifts of mine well, it helps me bring more wisdom and clarity into the world.
But my serious side is just one side of me. I also have a really playful, adventurous, silly, and imaginative side of me that is full of childlike wonder and joy.
This week, that side of me said, “I think you have been neglecting me a little bit lately. Let’s play.”
That part of me was right.
So I have been doing cartwheels lately.
And I went hiking with my husband in the forest the other day.
I saw this big, beautiful leaf that looked like a dinosaur fossil.
And an adorable little mushroom poking up out of the forest floor.
I have a travel hula hoop that I can break into segments that allows me to transport it all over the place. So, I brought it with me on the hike. I love taking photographs of me hooping in unique places.
The lighting in the forest was perfect, and my husband captured really nice hoop spin in these shots.