Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Paddle away the blues


Sometimes being here at the house my parents built without them gets a little sad. Though it’s beautiful here it’s also filled with lots of memories.

Savoring the stillness.


So the other evening, feeling a bit melancholy, I took a little paddle upstream. The evening was warm and still.

Mountains of clouds.

I spent a little time just sitting near the green trees, floating in the water, the clouds reflected all around me. It was just what I needed to fix my blues.

Green reflected in green.

Being a weekday it was quiet, all the weekend lake lovers had to go back to their jobs and city lives. But as I was paddling back to the house a big pontoon boat slid by me creating large waves that gently rocked my kayak. I waved at them. They waved back at me.

Rocking in warm waters.

Southern living. It’s a good thing.

The day’s clouds produced no rain for us. This time.

I headed home to wait for the evening’s sunset.


Pretty in pink.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

11 thoughts on “Paddle away the blues

  1. My husband would love that water. “Like glass” he would say. And get ready to cast a line. This looks so wonderfully peaceful, Dawn.


    • It is very peaceful. Until the neighbor begins his daily leaf blowing project or the guys building the house across the water start with the saws and nail guns. But after awhile you don’t notice all that and are just glad to be out here.


  2. Beautiful landscape, Dawn, it looks very peaceful 🙂


  3. This reminds me how much I need a vacation, too — what a beautiful spot!


  4. Sunshine and water = complete peace and happiness.

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  5. What a lovely escape! So peaceful, so beautiful. I can see why it would be a wonderful mood changer 🙂

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  6. I’ll bet it does get sad, to miss your parents. Thinking this morning about how sadness and joy and peace are always appearing in our lives, coming and going. Love the glass waters. (We’re not allowed to swim, fish or kayak in our area of Lake Superior now due to e-coli from the flood waters last week.)


  7. Beautiful, Dawn. The stillness allows one to drift back in time… bittersweet, but I am always glad for those memories


  8. I am jealous – which I was the paddler


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