Today I had every intention of attending the SHS reunion. I was up bright and early, to the car repair shop only to be told it is nothing to worry about. I went to the picnic my employer had today, showing up an hour early.
I left the picnic around 12:30 and and raced up 84 to the Bridge Of The Gods, paid my toll, and crossed. I had a wonderful vegan patty made with beets! It was delicious, side was a pear and lettuce salad with strawberry vinaigrette. I watched the Sternwheeler take off and said hello to Mr Big Foot.
On the way back to the vehicle I saw a statue in honor of Sacagawea, it is beautiful!!
There were many people camping in tents. I do not know if it is for the eclipse, or if they just want to surf.
I drove to the old homestead, in fact, beyond, where I saw a peculiar sign.
Now what do you suppose they mean by an “Experimental Forest”? I grew up on this river, majestic, cold, sweet waters. The power these waters hold is awesome. I am curious if the current residents have been told anything of the nature of this experimental forest. Are these GMO trees? If so, how will they affect the wildlife? Does the community get a say-so in the health and well-being of their wilderness, their home?
I visited the old Hemlock lake, which is now a river, as it should have always been allowed to be.
Oh the memories of these places live strong and well in my mind. I am glad the dam was taken down, I always love to see, hear and feel the river flow freely, without interference from man made obstacles.
Although I am sad to miss another reunion, I am happy that the day brought me to this place once again, this place of healing.
New beginnings are on the horizon, every time we wake from the sleeping dream into the waking one, we have the power to create beauty and health and wealth, or stand by while those others destroy everything we love that is good and pure and much needed by all life.
There is the question, “What can I do?” Well, I would not be telling the truth if I said this or that, for I do not have it figured out, but I do have a voice and a brain and common sense, and so I will try to use these things to promote that which is good.
As you walk your journey, figuring out the best way you, too, can assist in the safety of beauty in the world, please share, for it would be a blessing to all of us who may learn, and help to magnify your good efforts … for together, we are better.