A Joni Mitchell classic reminds Michael Lebowitz that running doesn’t need to be about running away.
“I get the urge for goin’/but I never seem to go” I heard it first from Tom Rush, but Joni Mitchell wrote it. Came from a prairie town where icy winds brought deep snow until late spring. The geese rose up and went south in “chevron flight” because they had the “wings to go.” Trapped inside, the town hunkered down. Rode it out. Some days, here on the winter flight path in the Northwest where I live, the chevron flights pass overhead, honkin’ and “a racin’ on before the snow”… and I get an urge for going, but at very long last, I have no need to go.
© Michael Lebowitz, Long Run Photography
Those of you with attention to detail may have noticed that Tarmac Meditations #66 and #67 were printed out of order. Life as A Human wishes to apologize to both Michael Lebowitz and his fans for this error. Michael’s editor promises to get a bit more sleep and add one more run to her week to keep her brain sharp in order to avoid future errors.