Week 494 // In Search of the Loon

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A long way
I have traveled to find
Somewhere
In a ripple in the dusk
It’s here
Oh in the corners of my heart
I’ll know

A long way
I have traveled to find
Somewhere
In a ripple in the dusk
It’s here
Oh in the corners of my heart
I’ll know

Notes
I’m lucky to be where I am. In the midst of all this madness, I have found myself enjoying an unexpected season with my parents. It means a lot to me to be with them. I’ve enjoyed dinners, jigsaw puzzles, walks, and conversations. Finally the weather is turning, and we’re able to enjoy nature more fully together.

Yesterday my dad and I took a ride on the lake in his pedal kayaks. They’re peculiar devices intended to keep my father’s hands free to cast his line. I don’t fish, so I thought of another way to use my liberated hands. I brought along a little guitar and I wrote a song.

As always when I take to the lake, I hoped to see one of our loons. They are magical and ancient creatures, and they are my spiritual center. As we set out, I thought I caught a glimpse of a black beaked head peeking just above the surface of the water. I searched and I searched, but I didn’t see it again before the sun began to set and we headed for shore.

Still, I know it was there.

~M.E.

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