There is a stillness in the void that was the lake just a few weeks ago. The depths have faded into a trickle and revealed the hiding place of the ones that got away. I haven’t visited this part of the lake since they started charging admission onto the parking lot. It’s not really that I’m bothered by a parking fee. It’s just not practical for me because I only spend a few minutes per trip and so I went to other places this year instead. But in the off season they stop charging and I happened to be close by do I visited the area. The roots and stumps of a ghost forest are just the thing for an October outing. The winter pool landscape offers a variety of textures and the tracks of the wildlife is easy to find in the soft muddy bottom. As I sit quietly on the edge of yesterday’s landscape I can almost hear the voices of those who passed along the forgotten pathways. The old creek is still there and with the mind’s eye I see the old stumps transformed into their former glory and once again stretch out to touch the sky along the rocky banks of the creek. A young boy strolls to edge of the water and tosses in a hook at the end of a cane pole. He has a cork for a bobber and no need for a fancy reel. Perhaps the line is made from a few strands of horse hair collected from a mane or tail. The natural fiber blends well into the environment and almost disappears in the water. The one modem piece of equipment is the small bell that’s tied securely to the tip of the pole. The barefooted boy sets his pole and leans back against the tree but he’s barely settled when the bell rings. He levers the fish from the water and places in his hand woven krill bag. He looks up, smiles and gives a friendly wave at me across almost a century of seasons before vanishing completely. The lake bottom holds a thousand such memories as does almost every spot in these mountains. All you need to see the story is to be still and look for them.
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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