A gentle wind sweeps across the big river in early Fall. It’s slightest touch causes the ripples to form on the surface. To me they resemble tiny little dunes. Above the overflow dam the river’s surface normally is normally a perfect mirror of the sky but the wind brings a minor distortion. The eddies near the edge carry a fallen leaf in their backflow. It sails along content with the change in destination. Between the bright reflections of the clouds in the sky I can see a shadow lurking above battered branches and stones at the bottom. I know what he’s thinking. “Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.” The montra is the same for all hunters and certain athletes. The idea is that a twitch offers a chance to err and miss the target. The day is often won by perfect timing rather than a sudden burst. In one fluid flip of his powerful tail he breeches the surface slightly with jaws spread wide and takes the leaf to the murky depths. The only sound is a subtle “bloop” rather than a loud splash as he rolls back down with his prize and leaves ripples of his own. Not being a vegan fish he immediately released the leaf to resume its journey against the main current. The winner of the day was the leaf. I’d hoped to catch the fish in mid air dramatically breaching the surface and the fish had hoped to fill his belly with a free meal. Perhaps the next time at least one of us will be successful.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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