The River; As I See It

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Bourbeuse River in the fall.

 

“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

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Borubeuse River on a fall morning.

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.

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Bourbeuse River (Picture by Double D Acres LLC)

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.

 

7 thoughts on “The River; As I See It

  1. Your writings always take me with you, seeing and feeling your “ramblings” as if my own. You say you can’t find words to express your feelings you find when on the river. And yet, every writing takes me with you on every trek, sharing the experiences of your eyes, ears, and heart. I too know your affection for Nature; it’s ability to recharge your spirit and fill your soul with unexplainable peace and joy from such “simplistic” yet complex experiences. You find the right words, my friend, every time you “ramble”. Thank you for writings that touch my country heart and soul. Please, ramble on. Please continue to paint your passion with your beautiful words. We’ll be waiting for you to take us with you thru your beautiful words.

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  2. The flood warnings are so scary! My home is surrounded by the river. In February we were evacuated 19 days many losing everything due to a major flood of our river. She is gorgeous but boy does she have a temper. I’m glad you’ve waited for better weather for your adventure. Can’t wait to hear of it on better days.

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