early evening in the park on the river in spring
crew teams have returned with the birds.
“all were merged into one smoothly working machine;
they were, in fact, a poem of motion, a symphony of swinging blades.”
-Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: 9 Americans and Their Epic Quest For Gold at the 1936 Olympics
argo park, ann arbor, michigan, usa – april 2021
aftermath of our afternoon trip down the river – 2020 style
what started out as a promising enterprise
full of air and up on top
waylaid by the first set of cascades
day’s lazy dreams dashed against the rocks
so quickly deflated
yet just as suddenly
floated back up
found a way
not as planned
this will always be remembered as the year that was
for so many reasons
that taught us how to make it to the end
safety vests strapped on and fingers crossed
even if we had to body surf our way through it
or borrow a raft now and then.
“there is even rhythm in being empty.”
shoes left behind
no need for these when you find the river.
“let your shoes take you to where your happiness grows.”
-anthony t. hincks
crossed paths with a pizza out for a stroll
on a mission
headed for the river
pizza was sliced and ready
to shoot the cascades
perfect conditions today for a pizza.
“the closest thing I use to beauty products is the grease on the pizza from John’s Pizzeria.”
the layers of snow and ice
the remnants of winter
not yet spring
the river emerges
never ceasing to flow.
“be like a river. be open. flow.
argo park, huron river, ann arbor, mi, usa – february 2020
headed off on a family fun river raft float trip
not real relaxing as expected
but lots of adventures/misadventures instead
so many laughs and we all survived
who could ask for anything more?
“rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.”
-melissa marr, darkest mercy
argo park, huron river, Ann Arbor, michigan, u.s.a. – summer 2019
floating down the river
ready for however long as it takes.
“rivers know this: there is no hurry.
we shall get there someday.”
-a. a. milne
argo park, huron river, ann arbor, mi – summer 2019
“in rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.”
-leonardo da vinci
Irish hills, Michigan, usa – may 2019