The child’s wonder
At the old moon
Comes back nightly.
She points her finger
To the far silent yellow thing
Shining through the branches
Filtering on the leaves a golden sand,
Crying with her little tongue, “See the moon!”
And in her bed fading to sleep
With babblings of the moon on her little mouth.
Friday afternoon off, and we were acting like a pair of twelve-year olds.
“What should we do?”
“I dunno, what do you want to do?”
“I have no idea, you think of something.”
After ruling out three different options which included spending money, the possibility of having to deal with teenagers, or driving an hour, we decided to check out Breakheart Reservation in Saugus.
We were glad we did.
Breakheart has free parking, lots of clearly marked trails with varying levels terrain, and a paved loop that goes all the way around the reservation. There’s a small beach on the river, a fenced in off-leash area for dogs, picnic areas, clean restrooms, and a visitor’s center with free maps. There were people around, but it wasn’t too crowded. I’ve been meaning to visit for ages, and was glad we finally did. It was a great reminder that being outside is awesome.
It was the perfect thing to do on a summer afternoon.