Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Muir Woods!!

I decide I must visit the salmon. The drive is beautiful as fog staffs in layers, and the wet trees sing of clouds, rain, and sun.

I am too early for the rangers, so I walk far in looking for my friends, but I don't see them. I do see how the rocks and light look like salmon, and I enjoy my seach. I see the fallen trees, and how, though fallen,  they provide life. I sit by the stream and feel so clearly that we never die, just transform.

As I depart, the ranger informs me there are only a couple of salmon this year. I am okay with that. I'm a little depleted myself, so I accept that though the stream is flowing beautifully,  there are less salmon breeding in it this year. As I contemplate life and death, I remember a poem I wrote after my mother died.


                                        At My Death

                                See the monkey bars standing,

                                                that once I crossed, swinging,

                                                          hand over hand,

                                                                   in Joy -

                                                Waves when they move,

                                                          don’t take

                                                                   the water with them -                                                                                                                           
Neither will  I -





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