Replacing the shoes wasn't an issue. I had a brand new pair in my hall closet. An experienced hiker knows she needs fresh shoes every six months.
The weather today! Balmy and windy, with white clouds whirling across the sky. I found the little clearing with no trouble. I settled on my back on the warm, dry ground, and watched the sky.
The music was louder. Did I hear singing? I thought I did. It followed me home, all the way.
The sun must have dazzled my eyes. Little coloured lights are still dancing at the corners of my vision.