Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Kayak, Part II

From Bonnie:
David shot away from the beach without a glance backward.
Off he kayaked over the cement boat launch, past the docks, and beyond where the water drops off, where tentative feet no longer have the security of touching down to rock bed to reassure themselves that the shore is still in walking distance.

I felt myself out of air, then realized I was on shore, and reassurance would be found in releasing my held breath and letting go.


  1. Setting a child free and letting them soar and/or fall is very difficult, but the only way to go.

  2. Is this kayak equipped to take a lunch? Is there a safe place in it to keep the food dry until you need it. He looks far enough out from shore to need a snack to get him back home. Did you pack one for him? Or is he old enough to pack his own snacks now?