a lot, a lot, a lot
the river rose high
up and over
paths washed out
nice to intersect
where the land met the water
with this very happy dad
following his wife and son
making their way
through what was very recently
a grassy playground
on island park
paddling through to the river
“ever think you’d find yourself paddling here?”
“no, but i’m so, so happy that i am!”
“celebrate the success of others. high tide floats all ships.”
-susan elizabeth phillips
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
you never really know who’ll sail your way.
in the sea, the fish have learned to fly,
on a moonlit night on wings of silver,
as the enchanted stars sail serenely by.
do they know where do unicorns go?
where winged horses fly?…
~Jimmy Webb, “In the Sea,” Das Letzte Einhorn, 1982
huron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2018
walking by the river
peace does not mean to be in a place
with no chaos, trouble, or hard realities to deal with.
peace means to be in the midst of all those things
and still remain mentally, emotionally, and physically centered.
huron river, ann arbor, michigan, usa – may 2018
an autumn afternoon in ann arbor on the huron river
“slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”
~john de paola
skipping stones, barefoot, wading,
walking on rocks, talking, and resting
on a slow summer day on the river.
“how beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”