It’s amazing what a trek in nature can do for the spirit. The feeling of unity and oneness with the wild. Growing up on the St. John’s River I was blessed by the power of Mother Nature. Her animal helpers found me along the way, leaving a deep imprint on my soul. It seems whenever I’m feeling lost or my mind is full of questions I can go to her and I always find an answer. These thoughts inspired the following poem, The River of Life:

You were born into this River of Life

Don’t fight the rushing waves that drown you

Learn to swim like the Otter

Just like so many times before

The River will take you where you need to go

All paths lead to the same destination