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Exhale

October 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

There is a ceasing of motion,
A clinging to life
Out here on the trail
Once again,
It slipped my mind
Audibly
Exhale
A Black Bear and cub on the side of the hiking trailA few evenings ago, we cut our hike short when we spotted a Black Bear and cub less than 200 yards off our trail. It was my first wild bear encounter from outside my car. I felt so exposed. So alive. So afraid. I am glad my experienced, mountain-man husband was with me. He guided a runner and I to safety. Left to my own instincts, I would have run. As the bear made her way down to the trail, we walked slowly away. Those were the most counterintuitive steps of my life. I am grateful to have had this experience, this reframing of nature, and the resulting profound respect for wildlife.

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