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How I Won Today!

04-15-2020 17:02:20 Comment(s) By John Canan

We all could enjoy a boost now and then, especially with life changing so rapidly for our entire species. In my circle of friends we denote moments that rise above the noise in the head or are out of the norm as a win, we call it #win and we share our wins with each other every Wednesday.

This week, oh baby, did I win!  My win is about mutual respect and developing an important relationship when we do not speak the same language or second language.  Three otters revealed themselves to me in a spot of woods I walk nearly every day.  I had been working on my presence of mind, experiencing my 

This experience was amazing to me - it was a deeply heartfelt experience. That is my #win for mutual respect reaching across language barriers, age barriers, and language barriers; the four of us connected senses and feeling the ground below my feet.  I practiced this for about three days. I had no camera in hand; it was in my backpack, because I had just finished filming beavers 15 minutes beforehand and thought that I was done filming for the day.  Walking along a trail one half mile later one, then two, then three otters began bobbing up and down in the creek to my right.  Then they swam this beautiful choreographed dance in the water, where they each spun in a circle while rolling over each other - the way the moon spins around the earth as the earth spins, while going around the sun. 

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