Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

savor life

Three day weekend, I am still getting used to them. Yesterday (Saturday) found me on a loose tether, and while driving to the lake to go kayaking, I took a right where I would normally take a left. Sign said that Somerset was only 19 miles away at that point, and I figured to stop in on B and fam, say hey. Off the cuff, unplanned, and frivolous. Totally out of character for me.

Well, B and Fam had plans in place, but we did get to spend about an hour just being alive and in good company. and then I went to a place suggested by B.

Thats the tail waters of Buck Creek as it hits the Cumberland river (upper lake area but still considered part of the river,,,). You can see by the walls of the cliffs, DEEP DEEP WATER. When the waves get built up, they have some power, let me tell ya.

today, up early, Da and I split out the rest of the wood left over from Saturday morning. Big ass chunks of maple, and some of it the most gnarly wood I have ever split. I could see in one ‘trunk’ peice, 5 individual sets of rings, so at some point, this tree began life as 5 different trees and they ended up growing together.

and now, to celebrate Dads Day, I am back on the water, (or was,,,,)

headwaters for Cannon Creek lake. 2.3 miles from put in. gusting winds and in these hills, one moment in your face, the next off your beam, and you have a fight on your hands to get anywhere. Or, I would have in any other boat than Blue Jean. She just doesn’t care what the wind does, cuts across off the quarter and you only need minor corrective strokes to keep your heading. And I have not added that skeg yet. She still gets squirrelly when you ‘let off’, but as long as you are paddling, she moves forward and you just have to add a sweep or two in, to keep the heading.

Take time to savor your life, no matter what the world is doing. Find something that brings on that Zen moment, something that doesn’t run you an arm and a leg to do (my investments in kayaks aside the point, this cost me nothing but a little fuel and my time.). Take the time to remember that you are HUMAN, and that your life here is a temporary thing, and ‘this too shall pass’.

(I always know when I hit full relaxed mode: my shoulders ache from the release of tension. I have always held my stress in my shoulders, and today, they are throbbing something fierce. Time to go home and take a scorching hot shower to further the relaxation there.)

One response

  1. dirtroadlivin

    “Savor life”. Hella good thought, in good times and bad. Reckon that makes you the source of daily reminder today. Tip o’ the hat.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 20, 2022 at 5:48 pm

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