Considerations

2014-07-28 07-00-09 -0500

Considerations. I love that word. It literally means to think together under the stars.

Some in deep meditation consider their belly buttons. Here at first light, I consider my toes.

These be traveling feet. A new day, a new place to be. I gotta go.

About

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

3 Comments on “Considerations

  1. Have a great trip! (from my western MT trip, husband and friends doing another high point)

  2. This photo gives such a good impression of the scene outside your window. It is unique in my experience, perusing photography mags, etc.

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