With the rain and wind and wet streets you could really feel the fall/autumn closing in on Kyiv. Everywhere were yellow leaves having fallen from the trees. This were very vivid colors, since I was mindful of my foot plant which makes me usually look about 6 ft ahead of me to the ground I saw lots of yellow, light green and green and yellow leaves.
One leaf went for a ride. About half way through the run a leaf came falling down from the wind and the rain, real big, about 6-8 inches in size, bright yellow. It attached itself to my leg and ran with me for a 200 meters. Then the wind took it away. Nothing is permanent.
a little 3 minute loving kindness before I went out the door. Worked with mindfulness of steps a large portion of the way. Later I realized I had not had one unwholesome thought the entire run. Following the mind to find out why. Or shouldn't I just let that go and move one? Is this the kind of day runners cling to? Not clinging creates space.
The leaf was fun to run with for a bit.