“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”


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The title is a quote from Loren Eiseley, an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the 1950s through the 1970s. He received many honorary degrees and was a fellow of multiple professional societies. At his death, he was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. (Wikipedia)

I remember first coming across this quote while in college, and as a swimmer, it held a special meaning for me.

I thought of it again this week when my son and I decided to take a drive out to Marsh Creek State Park, home of a 500-acre man-made lake. As soon as we got our first glimpse of the lake, I could feel an actual sense of calm settle over me. I can’t put it into words, but it felt like seeing the lake was exactly what I needed at that moment.

So yes…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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