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Monday, March 21, 2016

Day 21: Lake Memories



I can still feel the warm sun shining on my face and shoulders
The breeze blowing my hair just a bit
The dock warm underneath me
I look above me and watch
the leaves ruffle, shimmering and shaking in the trees
and I sit back and take it all in

My legs hanging over the edge
toes trailing in the crisp, cool water
each little wave licks my ankles
I watch the swallows swoop and skim the water
while the ducks diving down for lunch
and I sit back and take it all in

I am mesmerized by the light
tiny waves sparkle like diamonds
I get lost in the swishing of the cattails
and the calling of the loon
all under the blue sky that goes on forever
and I sit back and take it all in



As I drove home today, I caught a peek of a small lake.  The waves were sparkling, the sun was shining and I was incredibly happy to have this Monday over with and be heading home.  I had some strong nostalgic feelings seeing that lake. It's a small lake, much like the one I grew up on and it was just calling to me.  I miss my lake, my quiet retreat. There were times as a child when I didn't appreciate that place as I should have but I do now.  I understand how special it was, how magical, and a way, a pace, of life that many people will never know.  How lucky I was to grow up there and how lucky I am to be able to go there in my mind on any given day. 

6 comments:

  1. I loved this! I could feel the water at my feet! Makes me nostalgic for a lake and I didn't even have a lake! LOL

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  2. "how lucky I am to be able to go there in my mind on any given day." What a great gift - to have experienced the lake and to be able to experience it whenever you want to conjure up the memories. Thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise.

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  3. "how lucky I am to be able to go there in my mind on any given day." What a great gift - to have experienced the lake and to be able to experience it whenever you want to conjure up the memories. Thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise.

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  4. Yes, a great gift to be able to go there anytime. I'm hearing James Taylor's song "In My Mind...I'm going to Carolina..." This could be a partner text to your piece today.

    I went to San Diego today... :)

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  5. This is a wonderful nostalgic poem and reflection! Such perfect description! Makes me long for a peaceful trip to the U.P. getting away from all the hub-bub!

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  6. This is a wonderful nostalgic poem and reflection! Such perfect description! Makes me long for a peaceful trip to the U.P. getting away from all the hub-bub!

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