WORDS LIKE LIGHT
July 8, 2021
On our kayak float yesterday on the Wood River, I occasionally watched the small whirlpools started by Delycia’s paddles just ahead of me, and it got me thinking about the mysterious whirlpool I call ‘my life’. This life I’m living is not the solid, separate ‘event’ it so often seems to be. As I watched a whirlpool swirling around beside my kayak, it seemed like the perfect symbol of the endlessly revolving movement of what I call ‘my life’. What is labeled ‘Hamilton Salsich’ is actually a continuously transforming swirl in the shoreless river of life. I seem to be a separate and self-governing individual, but in truth, I am a fluidly spinning twirl in a universe that knows precisely what it’s doing and where it’s going. I need to simply slacken and loosen and learn to appreciate the marvelous circles and spins life does with me as I swivel around in a river that’s infinitely more amazing than the scenic Wood River.
WHENEVER Whenever you see a dish with crackers and cheese, listen for a robin's voice. Whenever you hear an airplane looking for its home, listen for the songs your heart sings. Whenever you hear the highway saying its prayers in the distance, look up and see your life arriving like a new friend.
And here are some scenes from yesterday’s kayak float …