I had the opportunity to hike alone. Alone with my thoughts up in the mountains for 2 hours. I usually hike with a few friends which I love, but this time it was just me and Greta my dog.
A song from Jack Johnson's new album kept running through my mind. It has slowly become my very favorite on the album, sort of grown on me. On the trail was the first time I actually thought of the words I had been singing. This line especially.
"Lets not get ahead of ourselves now, there's no need for rain its our own parade"
I tend to get ahead of myself, worrying about tomorrow or the not so distant future. Sometimes the worry of the unknown is overwhelming. By doing this I think maybe I am raining on my own parade. Robbing myself of the joy here and now. I think I have always known this, but today it came back around to hit me. How we handle each moment as we are in it, is all we really have control of.
Maybe Jack ment something totally different in these lyrics. But hey, this is how they spoke to me.