Lost

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lost
a soft whisper
leads us home

 

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Photo: Proxy Falls, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

Some views make you work for it. A friend and I drove from Portland, Oregon into the wilds of the Willamette National Forest. We got lost more than once, almost ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere, and she could have sworn a bear was following us as we hiked the trail, (there was no bear, but I digress). It wasn’t long before the trail turned into more of a suggestion and we had to guess where the waterfall might be … that’s when we started listening. We followed the sound of cascading water until we finally spotted it through the trees. This hidden beauty was worth all the obstacles and imaginary bears. What a view!

Words: c.b.w. 2019

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Cascade

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water cascades
the sound of time
standing still

 

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Photo: Horsetail Falls, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

When there’s nothing but you and the sound of water rushing down, everything outside of that sound just disappears. The birds, planes flying overhead, and even rustling leaves don’t dare interrupt the whoosh and flow. It’s exhilarating and calming leaving the imagination open for more and the soul perfectly content.

Words: c.b.w. 2019