Be open to falls
Running at night is not the wisest choice. Unless you have a headlamp. But if you don’t … all sorts of things may happen.
You see, I live in a place which offers a variety of outdoor activities. One can swim in the cold waterfalls (you can read about that in this post ” Choose Privacy “), and improve your immune system through it, even heal your body!, you can hike the mountains, go down hill skiing, or cross-country skiing, paraglide, run and more. You can cross the borders, and meet Germans, Czechs, as the countries are just round the corner.
I prefer icy waterfalls (to heal my ill body), and cross-country skiing. The area to do it, is called Jakuszyce, and is placed in the mountains, among the hills, which remain snowy for a long time. Right now, the rest of the world is enjoying spring time, and there, you still see a lot of snow.
Today, I went there to do my favourite route through the hills, which is about twenty kilometres long. As I was running, it was getting late, and finally became dark. There is a full Moon today, but the path was visible thanks to the light of the Moon only there, where the trees did not cover the light.
The scene was so tremendously beautiful, with snow covered trees and the path, darkness, and the Moon shining above, distant view of higher mountains, so the little trouble of dark elements of the path, when the trees covered the moon, did not seem to be a problem. I continued running, and the suddenly, due to darkness while rushing, I put one ski over the other and fell.
The surface of the snow covered path was as hard as concrete, so… falling down was painful. When my hip hit the ground, the only thing I could do, was smile to myself, and stand up. I did it quickly, run for another hundred metres or so… and fell again! Hitting the ground even harder, and feeling mild pain. But this time, I stayed on the snow covered path and turned round to see whether my skis did not break. They were fine… but while turning round in darkness, and still lying on the snow … I looked up. And stopped in awe… to see hundreds of stars flashing in the sky, blinking in the cool of the night. I stayed there, on the cold surface of the path, watching in amazement, how my fall helped me to see the most beautiful ceiling of the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte said once to a woman: “Respect the burden madam!”…