Hill 27

  • Monday, May 14, 2012
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Q: Why did the blonde keep a coat hanger in her back seat?
A: In case she locks the keys in her car.

The back of Jerry's head, a fencepost and The North Downs.
"To infinity and beyond"

I don't want to offend any blondes, I am one. But as Dolly Parton once said, "I don't mind blonde jokes, I know I'm not dumb and neither am I blonde"

This was the run where I lost Jerry's car keys. Talk about a blonde moment, I zipped them into one of my pockets, cleverly choosing the only one with a hole in.

We run 10 miles in late afternoon sunshine. I'm not going to wax too lyrical, suffice to say the greens around us are profuse and vivid, the most beautiful I've ever seen this part of the world. Colour crackles in the air, the stained glass of nature. From across the valley we spot a hill with a path jagging upwards. Almost telepathically we decide to explore it, words are not necessary and we need every spare breath. To me, this becomes hill 27 because that is the name of the path. It deserves a better name, the views from the summit are truly glorious. This is the happiest and the lightest I've felt for a long time, the sense of freedom and the joy literally wells up like an artesian spring within me.

Eventually we return to the car. Life being life, I immediately experience the downside. No keys. The worst thing for me is that they are not my keys but Jerry's. My wife drives down to Jerry's house and then 35 minutes out into the countryside with the spares.

I deflate.

Hill 27

1 comment :

  1. "...The back of Jerry's head, a fencepost and The North Downs..."

    I am trying to work out which one is which :-D