Dreaming of days, and nights, on the river

I lay here watching the lightning and listening to the thunder outside.  I have just put down Dave Miller’s “The Complete Paddler.”  I am trying to imagine laying in my bed on the banks of the river, in the midst of wilderness, perhaps a storm outside my tent, and wondering if I’ll be imagining this very night in which I’m dreaming of my 3-month trek down the Missouri River.  I am safe and warm and dry right now.  Will this be something I long for then, just as I am longing for the isolation and adventure now?  (photo by Norm Miller)

2 thoughts on “Dreaming of days, and nights, on the river

  1. Lots of time to dream. One thing I learned is nothing happens the way you ever imagine it does. Be flexible, adaptable, easy-going, calm and live for the day. Never worry about the next day, week, state…only the moment, the “NOW” is the message one keeps getting taught while on long trips. Cheers.

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