The Meaning of Life at Deering Reservoir

“I wish I could go outside and enjoy the nice weather” The secretary said wistfully.

Fishing the Boat. Photo By Colleen Ann.
Fishing the Boat.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

I tired as hard as I could but I couldn’t help as a small smile crept to my face. While the office was beautiful, painted and modern, there was no sun to be seen. I thanked them quietly before grabbing my stuff and heading outside.

I have the luxury of not being stuck in an office, and I am taking full advantage of it. This time of year I cannot bear to be inside.  This Spring I am lucky to have some time off. It is a little more that was originally expected, but I am taking in stride.  I am enjoying not being confined to a corporate box, and I have ample time to write.

Picnic Area Photo By Colleen Ann.
Picnic Area
Photo By Colleen Ann.

Monday we were lucky enough to be graced with temps in the low 80’s. My boyfriend and I decided to go out to Deering Reservoir and enjoy the beautiful weather on his 12 foot boat. There is nothing better than being out of the water on a warm day. Especially on a Monday when you have the world to yourself.  I like people, but there is something to be said about going out on a Monday and being able to enjoy life in a quiet beautiful way.

So we floated around the lake, below the bright blue sky dotted with pure white clouds. The slight breeze kept the bugs away, as the sun shone bright off the clear water. We saw Loons fishing, and near the shore a dozen painted turtles plopped into the water one by one. In the water, there were discarded buds and shells of leaves. The bugs and shed their protective coating. The leaves were growing, expanding in the bright afternoon sun. All around us the world  was beginning to live again.

Back of the Lake. Photo By Colleen Ann.
Back of the Lake.
Photo By Colleen Ann.

He fished, as I sat and wrote, and our old Boxer slept. All the while I looked around me, and couldn’t help but think about how grateful I was to be alive in this moment.

Published by Colleen

My name is Colleen, and I am a writer and photographer from New Hampshire. I love exploring and discovering. I write pieces that focus around the history and landscape of New England, and other things that may come to mind.

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