illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
Another time, about a week later, after we'd stayed up all night, we walked to Strawberry Creek and stood on a bridge, looking down at the stream overflowing with the winter rains.
« I wonder how deep the stream is today » I casually remarked, gazing absentmindedly down into the rushing waters. The next thing I know, I'd splashed into the churning, muddy brown water.
He had tossed me off the bridge!
« Well, how deep is it? »
« Deep enough, » I sputtered, dragging myself and my waterlogged clothes to shore. So much for idle speculation.
Excerpt from "Way of the Peaceful Warrior", a novel by Dan Millman
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Photo: "Crater Lake" by © Andy Spearing