It is sometime past sunset. The world is dark and the noise of traffic has settled down for the night. I am standing in a dumpster with a smile stretched across my face, visualizing homemade apple cider, massive green salads bursting with fireworks of peppers and tomatoes, and a special treat to add to a smoothie: blueberries.
Sunlight breaks into shards of shattered glass, shining spotlights under the bridge. Haynes Creek, a slow-moving river in central Florida, ripples beneath the light. A damselfly rests upon a lily-pad, its shadow pulled downstream.
Note: Written in 2011, just before thru-paddling the St Johns River. Starting Point: Lake Washington Park End Point: Oak Trees Shelter Daily Mileage: 8.35 miles Time: 3 hours Total Mileage: 8.35 miles Hi, my name is Matt Keene, and I have an addiction. I am addicted to sound. Not that god-awful clamor that fuels …