where do small roads lead us?

I used to chase shaded paths on my runs, a respite from the strong Singaporean sun & humid heat. Nowadays, I seek out the least pedastrianed paths. I avoid the Gardens next door when it used to be one of my go-to routes, as well as many other familiar curcuits as they are plied by fellow runners, walkers & cyclists.

Vehicular traffic is sparse now, replaced by Fellow Exercisers keeping appropriate distance by spilling onto the roadways. I prefer to nip down smaller lanes where I have the pavement to myself. And new paths lead to new sights, like this interesting home on White House Park.

As part of Tender-hearted Younger Daughter’s curriculum, we are reading excerpts from Z for Zechariah. It’s just like what we are going through now, Mom! she quipped this morning. Perhaps not the best time to read post-apocalyptic literature.

There are days when I am running down a quiet street all by myself and I wonder if I have been left behind. Maybe I have gotten too adept at finding unfrequented sidewalks.

This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Division & Six Word Saturday, both hosted by Debbie at TravelWithIntent.

10 Replies to “where do small roads lead us?”

  1. Marlene at the Insearchofitall Blog, was just writing about changing perspectives, walking different paths. She is on the same wavelength as you, at the moment. I love this concept and try to vary my walking paths too. A bit like when I was younger, I would explore different road routes to get to the same destination. To find the most efficient, but also the more interesting of the choices available. Keep at it, Ju-Lyn. It is great that you are out and about. We have just had a lifting of some restrictions – we can now go 50 km, still limited with get togethers. We shall see how all the ago with the ‘rona. Stay safe.

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    1. Thank you for the link to Marlene’s blog – I’ve popped over to visit.

      It is reassuring to hear that restrictions everywhere are starting to lift – brings hope that we are all slowly coming out of darker days. It is fascinating to hear which restrictions are lifting – which then brings to light what restrictions were placed in the first place. The things that bind, and the things that make us all unique.

      May your exploration of new paths bring you much joy, Amanda!

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  2. I remember being so envious of the joggers in the Botannical Gardens when I visited (to live so close to a public park so beautiful). Maybe you were one of the runners I saw! I loves visiting Singapore and every visit I would think, “I could live here… if not for the humidity!” ♡

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  3. We explored our neighbourhood today as well! I have to admit, I am a creature of habit. I like the familiar paths. But it is good to try other routes. You are spot on. We never know what we might find!

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  4. Amazing house!
    My neighbourhood felt busier in lock-down with all the walkers, cyclist and joggers.
    Now I can hear traffic noise again and I wonder if we have learned anything.

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  5. Interesting house indeed! And no reading depressing stuff just now! 🙂 🙂 Should be no problem taking the road less traveled. In different times, that would be the ideal thing to do. No reason you can’t now. How else will you find such neat new sights?

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    1. Exactly, Betsy! That’s what I think too! Even before all this, I love to explore a new inroad, or a route not run before. I draw the line at untrodden paths with unruly undergrowth, or poorly lit lanes (if I should find myself running in the late evenings).

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