I find it fascinating how a past experience, recorded in part in an image, can elicit sensations of sounds, temperature, state of mind, state of heart. The below pic was on a hot, windy afternoon on a lake. I had battled the winds and waves and eventually found a soft spot in a back bay out of the winds. The air was warm, filled with pine and juniper. The temperature was hot and the breeze brought sweat to the neck and forehead. The wind cut away the words of my partner as we attempted to converse. I stopped fighting it, I found shelter, I let go and took it in. I gave thanks for the moment knowing I would have to get back across that lake in that wind. But, I knew I was going to be just fine. Oh, and there were fish resting in that back bay as well. The image is soothing on this chilly Winter’s day.

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