A Misty Journey & Daydreaming Of The Ancient Past

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As the big blue truck rolls beyond what has become it’s normal boundaries the mist and rain fall gently on my world. This is time of shadows when forest sheds it’s colorful blanket of Fall hues and sleeps deeply. Through the bare boles along the highway I see the curved bridge stretching out across the mighty Kanawha River. This bridge has always inspired a bit of wanderlust for me. There are days when I just want to follow the tracks over the mountains and through the tunnel at the little community of Deepwater on the other side of the river. The land on the other side of the river was the home of the Adena. The mysterious Pre-Columbian people who built the mounds and circled the mountains with stone walls. It’s said that they were giants and had bronze age metallurgy. As I stare at the mist covered mountains in the distance I wonder if they would be impressed with the iron and concrete used by the current Appalachian people. I wonder if somewhere on those misty mountains is there lies a stone pipe or a piece of copper jewelry worked by the hands of a legend. It would be a hidden treasure indeed. As I’m lost in my daydream of giant natives and ancient stones I’m drawn suddenly back to reality when a cold raindrop finds its way to the back of my neck. It’s time to return to Big Blue and make my way back to my fireplace where I can process my photos and tell my tales.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Few Thoughts About Now

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I haven’t stood in this spot since last May 2020. Or at least I think that’s when it was. I’ve not really had a reason to leave my mountain in quite a while. My hiatus from the outside world has deepened my appreciation for the natural calendar which is the observation of the changes in nature over the schedule set by Pope Gregory XII. If not for the needs of the industrial world I could easily toss out all the little boxes marked on paper with their neatly defined expectations revert back to the basics. What day is it? Today. What time is it? Now. That’s not to say that I’ve lost the appreciation for yesterday or that I shouldn’t make plans for tomorrow but that my appreciation for now is prevalent in my existence. Now time is a thing. It’s in the now where I control my eventual destiny. No human being can truly grasp tomorrow or hold onto yesterday. If I wait until tomorrow to do what needs to be done I find that it’s always just outside my grasp as yesterday slips through my fingers like the current of the river.

My final thought for tonight is that we need to reaffirm our cognizance for the moment because that’s where we live.

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After The Churning

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The sand covered trail leads me through ancient groves of oak, sycamore and elm. My foot slips slightly in deep loos sand as I step over the driftwood left behind by the last high water. The sun falls softly through the canopy occasionally illuminating native wildflowers on the edge of the pathway that calls me ever foreword towards a destination unspoken. Tiny mason bees are seen as floating duff that moves against the mild breeze. The trail continues to urge me onwards until I reach the open spot by the river. This is why the trail brought me here. I am delivered to the place where all the chaotic ripples of the falls settle into the flow. The place where the tumultuous past is separated from a serene future. Nothing is lost in the flow. The river is still whole in spite of being shaken by its drop through the stones of the falls. The debris that was gathered on its trip to this point has be broken by the rocks and deposited in the sand to be left behind. The churning that was had at the hands of the falls helped free the burden from the flow and river contines in peace having been cleansed. So to is lives of mankind. Those times of churning and chaos break up the debris that has gathered in our lives so that when we are settled we can leave it behind.

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Sitting By The Kanawha River

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The mighty Kanawha River rolls lazily through the valley making it’s way to join the Ohio River on its way South. The sheltering shade of the Oak and Sycamore invite me to escape the heat of the midday sun.Image Titled “The Alabama Headed Upstream 71420b”

The cloudless sky merges it’s hue with river as the unmistakable sound of a tow boat announces that a barge is moving back upstream for another load of coal.

Image Titled “The Alabama 71420”

It’s the Alabama. I know very little about life onboard one of these boats but I’ve always thought that converting one for touring the Eastern river system.

The boat soon motors out of sight and the wake subsidies once more into a consistent texture leaving me to settle back onto the tailgate of the big blue truck and enjoy the gentleness of the shade and river. And of course, watch the Cardnial as he returns to the railing of the old gang plank.

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The Lesson Of The Sun Catcher

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The afternoon sun fills the valley as the big blue truck drifts along the berm of the Midland Trail. The Spring rain will return but for now the sundrops dance on the surface of the river giving it a magical appearance in my lens. The three rivers are swollen with the rain but not to point if rage. It’s just enough to cover the rocks and make it look more like a lake with three arms. Most of land is fully awake and the Redbud has dropped it’s bloom in favor of the heart shaped leaves. It’s those leaves that caught my attention. Backlit by the sun they seem to hold onto the light in a warm embrace. The light is their life and purpose in this world. Without it they cannot grow. But they can’t survive without the rainy days either. Even on the banks of the three rivers they would wilt and die without a balance of the rain and sun. As I gaze at the glowing leaves they seem to whisper the secret of becoming strong. It’s a balance of embracing the light as it is given and accepting the rain when it falls.

We don’t get to choose between the two and one without the other would be a disaster for us. We have to learn to rejoice in both.

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