2/25/2006

02-25-06 - 2

02-25-06

There's a stream that runs beside my house. You have to climb down an embankment, and there you'll find a little waterfall, and a pool about 5 feet wide and 3 feet deep. The water is crystal clear and the rocks smooth. I often go and sit by this little pool, and it has a secret few know. A giant old catfish lives in this pool. The creek is too small for him to swim out, so he's stuck in it. Usually he hides behind the stones and few see him, but I go to the pool and whistle a little tune that he knows, and he comes right to the surface and sticks out his head. We've spent many afternoons together, talking about water skimmers and tadpoles, and politics.

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