The Birth (Renewal) by M. Taggart

Image: M. Taggart, photo taken by the river

The Birth (Renewal)

by M. Taggart, Monthly Contributor
site: https://mtaggartwriter.wordpress.com/

It worked. He reached in back of his kayak,
felt the cool neck of a beer, pulled it from its
cardboard six-pack holder and placed it in his lap.
He liked the way the droplets slowly slid down the
glass bottle. He opened the beer and swallowed.
The current of the Connecticut River was guiding
him directly to the island beach where he would
sit in the warm sand and read his book. The mountain
was barely in view, he could just make out the cliffs.
The summer greenery on each side of the river banks
was full and beautiful. He was the only one on the river.
He’d take his time with this beer while he read his favorite
author. Days like this are worth remembering. She asked
him to move to Rhode Island with her. It had been a long
five years. But, it worked. He needed that time to file through
the torture, the abuse, the reality and how to best find
himself. He drank the beer with a full heart knowing
it was time to start a life with a new future. One that
his past couldn’t hold down. Those ties were loosened,
understood, and cut. It was time and the beer tasted wonderful
as the words from the book filled his soul. The river water
was clear, he could see to the bottom where smooth sand was
waiting to be found for the first time. His kayak slid calmly
onto the beach. It was a long five years, but he knew himself
as well as he knew the trees out his window and the mountain
just ahead with the blue and grey cliffs. He chuckled thinking
about damaged sheetrock and about how accessible it is to repair.
“Tell life it can’t,” he thought.

@M. Taggart

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23 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Ingrid dice:

    What a way to arrive at self knowledge through affinity with nature!

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    1. Even as a child I was drawn to the wooded areas where the brooks run.

      I hope you are as well as possible.

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      1. Ingrid dice:

        Many thanks, and you 🙏

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  2. jonicaggiano dice:

    Matt what a lovely piece. I can just feel myself sitting there along the river in the sand. I don’t know what it is about the water but I have always felt more alive, more reflective and happiest when their is a body of water in front of me. You did a lovely job connecting emotions and life’s challenges with the comfort that nature can bring to us, Big hugs, Joni

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    1. Hi, Joni! I agree about the water. Thankfully I live only a half hour from the ocean. That’s helpful too 😊

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        Oh how wonderful. I would love that. I am happy for you Matt and glad you are blessed where you can visit often plus fishing can be relaxing too. Big hugs to you my friend. ❤️

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  3. Such a wonderfully scripted piece, full of great knowledge and wisdom

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    1. Thank you 🙏🏼❤️

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      1. Most welcome ❤❤

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  4. beth dice:

    wow, what a beautiful way to find oneself

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  5. Terveen Gill dice:

    Lovely self-revelation, Matt. Nature has the power to turn us around and set us on our true paths. Love the image and the words that describe it all. 🙂

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    1. Hi, Terveen,

      Agreed. A true path can be found if we’re willing to seek and see. It’s sad I can’t share this with so many family and friends.

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      1. Terveen Gill dice:

        To each their own understanding and journey, Matt.

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  6. Such a lovely story Matt!
    💕🙏

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      1. You’re so welcome Matt! 💖🌻

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  7. Susi Bocks dice:

    Wonderful visual you’ve detailed, Matt. Congratulations on the publication here!

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    1. Hi, Susi. Always great to hear from you amd thank you 😊

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      1. Susi Bocks dice:

        Hi Matt! You’re welcome. 🙂 I hope you and yours are well!

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