Choosing the long way round

Picking up the heavy bag of alpaca feed, I had a choice.

Climb straight up the steep field and over the fence, or take the track that traversed the hillside.

I’m glad I chose the track. It gave me time to unwind from the pace of the day.

Time to notice what was going on and ponder beyond my next step.

Shortcuts might be faster, but do they prepare us for what is to come?