Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dreaming with the Dalai Lama

After leaving civilization, it took me to my second night sleeping under the stars to break on through to the other side, and into a completley different frame of mind. I knew it happened when I found myself having a one-on-one with the Dalai Lama, and achieving a total mind-meld with the head spiritual honcho himself. Past reasoning and beyond words......

The above photo is of a spring in the Ichetucknee that I think reflects the special, sacred quality of a spring water boil. I will return to this river many a time in my mind--it is magical, luminous, deeply comforting and full of adventure all at once. The naturalist Archie Carr calls it the most beautiful landscape in the world. I call it Bliss-in-a-Tube.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Spring Fever

We have caught the fever and are soon to embark on the annual Florida Springs camping trip. Knocking off 3 more springs on our list, including the Queen of them all--the Ichetucknee. A 3-hour Tubing Tour down the "Ich", swimming, snorkeling, hiking in Manatee & Fanning Springs and maybe even a side visit to U of F in Gainesville to see if Bliss likes what he sees. Bye-bye civilization, hello peace.