Thursday, March 17, 2011

Then I knew...
I usually have Wednesday afternoons free but was scheduled to attend a board meeting yesterday afternoon. As you may know, the winter has been hard on me and I have not been feeling much joy lately. So, I wrote myself a doctor's excuse and took the Cetus out for a solo paddle in 60 F Temperatures.
I set my own pace and occasionally stopped to photograph some of the last ice hanging on the rocks of the break wall. There was a nice little roll running through the water and, as time passed I suddenly realized that I was singing. The fact is that I usually sing when I am paddling and/or just plain happy, but I haven't for some time. It was then I knew that my soul would emerge intact from the deep freeze of dreary winter days. I smiled to myself.

Paddle safe...
DS

5 comments:

JohnB said...

word

RoyM said...

GOOD :)

Best Wishes
Roy

RussJ said...

Next time, write ALL of us a doctor's excuse so we can paddle and sing too.

Silbs said...

Hey, Roy. Did your daughter get the paddle?

Russ, I don't know if I am in your insurance plan :-)

RoyM said...

Yes...My Daughter did ...customs charged her a huge amount of money for her present (Iceland)(about $250 for the import fee....they said it couldn't possiably be home made) not sure if I should be proud or....

Best Wishes
Roy