But I am up the road from there and in the woods for lunch today. Its in Lempster where this little brook runs down the hill. Water collects and joins the Ashsuelot river. From here it will travel 45 miles from here to the Connecticut River. Some of the towns it will be passing through are Marlow, Gilsum, Keene, Swanzey, Winchester, and out to the big river in Hinsdale. Then, the water that is going by me now will continue for another 115 miles to head through these towns in Massachusetts — Gill, Greenfield, North Hampton, and Springfield where in Connecticut it will pass through Hartford, and head into Long Island Sound at Mystic. These drops of water will pass by a lot if people.
It stirs my memory to a time when I was invited by Temple, the founder of Mountain Shadows in Dublin, to work with the students to build a dug out canoe.
Looking back 23 years ago, the kids I worked with are now done with college and some may even have their own children. I remember we started the project by reading Paddle to The Sea by Holling C. Holling.