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Cold Water

“Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind…
But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this”

Mumford and Sons- Timshel

“I’ll take one warm winter day with hints of spring and a side of flooded falls.”  I didn’t actually request the weather yesterday, but I might as well have. I woke early with the sun and spent the morning with dearly loved friends. When the time came to part we couldn’t bear to say goodbye, so we moved our gathering into the woods, to partake in the glory of God’s creation. Cumberland Falls is often called the Niagara of the south. It is a wide fan of water that swells to huge proportions in the floods of late winter. Brett and I, with several companions, ventured out to the falls in search of fresh air and adventure. We found both. First, we found a couch floating in the river.

In anticipation of the arduous journey awaiting us we took a moment to relax. Then we headed towards Eagle Falls. Though the trail was in places impassable, we finally arrived at out destination. Unfortunately, no one accepted my offer to swim in the frigid water, so I went in alone. It was a much-needed respite from the perils of the everyday life. It was a necessary reminder of the need to be still, and the importance of friends. Perhaps one day you can join us.

– Jared

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