Every path starts at our front door. After less than two kilometers we have left the gardens and houses behind. An occasional jogger might pass us and we note that this year the bilberries will most likely be scarce. Spring came late and summer was early, but birds have not yet gone silent. We pass slowly through woods and by lakes. We walk close to the fields and sometimes we hear in the distance the engines of cars. We take lunch that we brought, we sit in the shade while reading. What is the purpose of wealth? Is it spending the summer at malls? Is it this? Our freedom costs less than a footpath, a sandwich and the bus ticket back. We make choices.
buttercup meadow —
the heartbeat of summer
Today I host haibun Monday and the topic is freedom at dVerse. I would like you to think of aspects of freedom and how it also can intrude on other peoples freedom.
June 11, 2018
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You make smart choices. Lovely Haibun. Enjoy nature’s wealth.
it’s simple.. it’s easy…
The opening sentence is so true, as is the sentiment of your haibun, and I love the walk you take us on, Bjorn.
Thank you… it’s so easy to find a wonderful walk close to where you live… the best freedom is to walk.
I love this – taking a walk is one of the best freedoms of all!
For my weekend, nature wins every time. I love how the short walk, with books and sandwich, can make you reflect on your life’s purpose.Love that buttercup meadow ~
You capture eternal wondering nicely.
I like the way you have captured the angst of these times in your haibun. I agree, we must choose.
Taking such walks is very inexpensive.
The bus ticket at the end confused me a bit–you walk there and take a bus back? Still your haibun shimmers with sage advice. I do miss walking and hiking.
An evocative meditation on freedom, Bjorn! Love the imagery of your walk!
Theres always a price for freedom. In this case, a modest one. Cool haiku!
Sounds like a great way to spend the day.
Love that. Freedom and choices.
The start reminded me of Tolkien – http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/j__r__r__tolkien/poems/1867 – the Road rolling out from your front door, taking you anywhere.
It’s a great reminder of small freedoms.
Ha… I thought about Bilbo as well…
Yes i am easily absorbed into the freedom of the walk Björn. Nice haibun
‘What is the purpose of wealth?’ I love this question for the topic of freedom.
The best taste of freedom costs us little or nothing… the great outdoors!
That’s my life. W/o a bus ride 🙂
The bus ride is to be able to return home again
So beautiful, for your walk, and a though provoking piece.
Our freedom costs less than a footpath 🙂 Amazing!