My favorite walk

There is a three mile walking route near the home we are moving from next week. There are many beautiful places to walk here, but this stretch is my favorite. I've walked it most often alone. When I'm feeling ambitious I will run or bike it. Since the weather has broken, I've been trying to walk it as often as I can and commit each part to memory, to etch every scene into my soul for safekeeping. My time here is limited and each step feels a bit like mourning and a bit like celebration. But so life goes.