“The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing.” – John Muir
I have been having a battle with writer’s block and I seem to be losing. Wanted to go to the river this weekend but with forecast calling for 3 to 6 inches of rain in the area and flash flood warnings I decided to pass. I would have to wait for another chance.
I long for that much needed quiet time on the river with the croaking bullfrogs, crickets, the howling of the coyotes and that occasional slap of the beaver’s tail on the water warning the other beaver in the area that they have an intruder within their territory.
“There is a love of wild Nature in everybody, and ancient mother – love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.” – John Muir
I love gazing into the night sky at all the stars shining down upon me. The peace and tranquility soon overtake me and allows my spirit and soul to recharge. I become one with Nature at this moment and feel all the negative energy exit my being and I begin to look at life with a positive attitude. It allows me to use logic in my thinking unencumbered by my emotions. It is a feeling I will never be able to adequately express with words. It is something that one must experience and feel in their heart before one can understand the true feeling of total peace within oneself.
If for some reason I lose the ability to be able to interact with Nature and the river in this capacity, I will not be long of this world. I truly understand how John Muir had such and immense love of the mountains. His mountains are my rivers. I wish I could just live on the banks of the river and explore it daily. It is my Utopia my safe place. My experiences on the river enhance my quality of life and I develop a better understanding of life. I won’t ever grow tired of the serenity of the river.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, be kind to one another and spread the love.