IMG_8836You ask me what gives me joy…

Budding nature, nurturing relationships
the personal, and the ones with neighbors
the wider community

Singing, laughing children
jumping from the bridge in
ice cold water

People walking by, ice cream
cone in hand, loving their sunset stroll
watching water, watching boats

The changing water around me,
sunrise makes it lap and jitter, in
the dark it is smooth as glass

This body, this water is alive
I feel connection growing
this wilderness I get to know


– Karin Schluter