On the Lake's Edge

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A peaceful reflection on the shores of a lake.

On the Lake's Edge

By Colten Carson

The morning sun steadily climbed into the heavens toward the eastern direction, it gave the earth underneath the first warming rays of daylight, giving much-needed respite from the cold darkened prelude of the night that blanketed it previously.

A veil of mist hovered over the glass-like surface of the lake, bringing with it a strong sense of immense peace to those awakened with the sun. Soon, a frail breeze from the northwest began to blow, making nature stir with activity as if coming to life from hibernation. The waves of the lake, of crystal-like structure and crowned with white foam, skimmed gracefully across towards the shores. While the trees and shrubs on the higher ground bequeathed a silent greeting, the long grass partly submerged in the water elegantly danced with weaves and delicate tosses. From the imaginative perspective of the human mind, one might think these quiet living organisms of flora and plant were welcoming, with a warm and hardy attitude, an invisible force comparable to a long-lost compatriot. Sometime later, when the sun was at its highest and the mist disappeared with the day, light shimmered like tiny diamonds on the water's surface.

Upon the shores, the trees tower with the purest degree of majesty. With blossoms and leaves ladened heavily on its branches, the arch shape beneath bestowed a shading and sheltering presence. At one's own feet lay a multitude of scattered wildflowers, exploding with vibrant colours and shades, contributing to the already breathtaking scenery.

Just to make the human eye gaze stare upon this regal splendor of the natural world would assist the downtrodden spirit lift from the mucky quagmire of despair to the clear yonder of inspiration. The enveloping calmness entrances the mind and captures the heart with a passionate embrace. The sensation of being aloft from the ground on imaginary wings similar to a songbird could be felt in the body. A delightful sensation of freedom fills the chest with such wonders. Oh, to be amidst such tranquility! A distraction from the boisterous and disruptive rhythm of humankind in the world. To be here, at this moment, in an oasis surrounded by a landscape of rolling prairie and aspen parkland, is far beyond being described by both the way of mouth and written down on either paper or parchment. The description from within ourselves, to be felt by the soul, would be considered much fairer.

Nature, even though harsh and unforgiving, can do wonders to us humans when we re-enter its attractive grasp. One could not look away, never look away. It's hypnotizing. Lake a ballroom dance, different energies and forces unite together and fashion from it something to only be witnessed and not replicated by human hands.

The remembrance of such beauty could ne'er leave the brain. A memory, indeed, so precious not to be replaced with any amount of valued wealth. 

 

 


Submitted: September 30, 2021

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