Perched on a rock in the rapids
A large muskie swam up and rested beside me
wondered if I should be panicked.
Hoped that I was not wearing anything shiny
that looked tasty to a muskie.
Welcome to the underwater world.
Be open to the unknown. Beauty and the mystery awaits you.
Life abounds, a spiritual connection with the water beings.
The lake water is part of you now.
The water inside your body
may have once been part of the lake.
Sometimes you see things that makes you thankful to be alive
And you stop breathing
Because you are afraid the experience might end.
My first large northern pike
Inching my way slowly towards it.
Hoping it would stay just one more second
Making promises that I could never keep.
Awed by its tremendous power and elegance.
magical living beings
Connected to all the elements of life.
Their roots are in the earth
And live in both the water and air.
The sun is needed for photosynthesis.
This bass sashayed past me and told me it was the king/queen of its neighborhood.
Swimming out into the hinder lands
Turned to see a muskie following.
It circled once and then swam off.
Humbling to experience the raw wildness of nature
And how it feels to be something’s prey.