Relatively Excited…..

Karvionkoski rapids

Karvionkoski rapids (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I live in the flattest of the flatlands…Florida is beautiful, but there is no purple mountain majesty here.  Well!!!  Tomorrow, 30 minutes from home we are going to hike down to see some rapids!!  Rapids require elevation changes and water.  It is true Florida contains enough rivers, creeks and streams to satisfy any sweet water connoisseur.  However, flat does not equal elevation change.  And, that is the odd thing about Florida, there are several ridge areas that actually provide enough change to produce legitimate, noisy rapids.  I know this is common elsewhere, but here they are like little treasures to be closely guarded…Anyway, I’m quite excited!

——-

The sounds called me…

The gurgle was the enchantment of sirens…

The rocks shimmered like stars….

But the noise, the din, the sweet heavenly Calliope..

——-

Entranced…a somnambulist…

guided by the rhythm…

first a toe…then the whole…

swept away on the bumps…

——

The ride is not unpleasant….

the water…rocks…the pulsing beats…

soften, shape and mold me…

pounded into a gelatinous mass…

—–

Ripped raw and made clean…

Stripped down to purity…

and given a chance…

There’s always a chance…

David L. Whitman 04/06/2012 from under a sky so blue…

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Relatively Excited…..

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s