The Long Way Around

We decided to take the long route to piano lessons yesterday (the long route being anything that requires my children to use their feet instead of buckling their seatbelts).

I walked behind a mermaid and a beauty with chestnut tresses on a path of orange and gold. I watched the swing of her hair in the autumn wind and blue-green scales beneath a shower of leaves, and I realized that life isn’t always about the short cuts. Sometimes the gift is in taking the long way around.
I’m linking up (albeit a little late) to Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped. Hop on over and check it out.