Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Jacques Badon: Beauty
Everyone has a place in their life that will always be theirs to return to... It doesn't really matter where or what it is. Since I was born, I've lived on or near the river, and it will always be my life source. There is more beauty in the river that I could ever hope for or imagine than anywhere else. On the river there is so much time for thought, or words... and so much time to listen, or time to be heard. I've learned a lot about life from the river. Sometimes I live and work on the river when I guide during the summer, and the river is always boss. Sometimes the river is a beast and bitter, and can sink it's teeth in deep. I can't tell you how many times I've almost died on the river. Hell, I almost drowned last week. But I can say that it was always in a kayak, doing something foolish / fun??? Yet, no matter how close I've ever come to piping off on the river, nothing's ever made me feel more alive. One of the things that I think is most beautiful about the river is that there is so much time for everything. There's so much time for living, and yet so much time for dying. Personally, I think death by river would be a beautiful way to go, however. The beauty of a river can also wake you up from the dead.