All Things Pleasant On The Lake


All Things Pleasant On The Lake

“Life’s a roller coaster. Best ride in the park. You don’t close your eyes, hold on and wait for it to be over, babe. You keep your eyes open, lift your hands straight up in the air and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts.”   Kristen Ashley

Mother Loon is clearly enjoying her ride. She takes every opportunity to nurture chicks Ping and Pong. Father Loon participates as well, but also spends time on lake patrol, dealing with groups of visitors and letting them know that this is indeed his lake. The family is together at night, and it is then that Mother and Father teach Ping and Pong the songs…the beautiful songs that all loons sing to the stars, to the rising moon, and to the velvety Great Beyond. We listen in wonder, realizing that deep inside, in that secret place where we are still wild and free, we know the words, we too sing the songs. Dear loons…our friends, our teachers….lifting their wings and enjoying the ride!
Sending all the best, Kittie

(Photographs by Kittie Wilson)

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