- that's another activity I left out - and have completed. Listen to Canoefm.com on Sat. June 29 for my show. on at 10pm eastern time.
so last evening I went out for a little walk in the pre-sunset light and ended up, as I often do, over by the tracks. Used to always be the railway tracks, but there's also the subway running nearby, and some nice, abandoned grasslands just alongside. I was up on a rise; some young boys were playing down by the fence line; the sun had splashed everything: the hill, the waving long grass, the pathway, and all of us, in its gorgeous rosy light. The boys noticed me at some point, and began calling out to me, as they will do when they're far enough away. As soon as I started to acknowledge them, however, they all ran and hid in the bushes that were down there. All except one little guy, who came struggling up the hill, slipping and picking himself up; he had bright red hair - what I could see in his buzz cut, and he started asking me as he got closer:
"What are you doing?"
"I'm walking", I said..
"Where are you going?"
"Well, first I'm walking this way, and then I'm walking back", I said, indicating the length of the path.
He had little horn-rimmed glasses on, and eyes that were magnified.
"I'm Remington", he said.
So perfectly named, I thought. I told him it was a great name, and he said, yes, his parents named him that, and started off down the hill again, after pointing out to me that the other boys were hiding.
On his way down, he turned around and hollered, "What's your name?"
I told him, and as I walked away, I could hear him telling the others, who came out to meet and question him.
"Her name is Zoe", he said importantly.
It was a good walk, and now I know Remington.