What a great day, eh? Two of my favorite things together on the same day; a celebration of writing and earth. Either is calming to me. Either brings harmony. To get into the sky, the earth, the trees, the sun and the wind, and some other inhabitants, is just truly the most peaceful thing to me.
I pull into the long drive slowly, thick with woods on both sides, and coast easy down the hill towards the lake. The windows are down and sunlight trickles in through the trees. I get down to the worn gravel up from the lake, put the truck in park, step into the open space and breathe. It's my vacation every time. Every single time.
I come to this place a lot. It reminds me of home. It never gets old or boring. You might think it's just the same old scene every time, but it's not. It has something new to offer every day. I walk around the woods and I sit and look out on the water. Each time when I think I may be ready to head back to the truck and back up the drive out, a shadow of wings cast overhead and I have to stop and see. Or there is a splash in the water, and I'm bound to turn around. Sometimes I think I just won't look back again, but that's pretty impossible. I hope this place never changes, and if it does... I hope it's for the better.
Everybody pick up a piece of trash today. If you take it out there, you bring it back. Don't leave anything but your own tracks. Here are a lot of photos from my spot at the lake, taken a couple of days ago.
Happy Earth Day! And Cheers to The SS71!!
ps - Here's a little song. Just because I love it. I think you all will, too.
pss- I hope this link works. ???
So Many Lives - John Craigie