Relief! – Canoeing Again
I went to sleep again to the sound of loons.
And woke to moderate temperatures (9° C) and the sound of the wind.
Sun catches the tree tops
Before the sun disappeared into the bright light of day behind the clouds
I paddled in my canoe against the wind and waves
And found beauty right there:
Launch in foam and little waves that seemed large.
Keep paddling, even if everything is against you,
When the wind blows against you as you head out,
The trip back home is easy.
Peace is not the absence of discord,
But the presence of Christ in the inevitable discord.
Joy is not the lack of sorrow, dismay or despair,
JOY is the presence of God in all that life brings.
Of course the basics requirements for life are good to have as well:
To be able to love and be loved.
And how many people of our current 7.7 billion on earth do not have the basic requirements of life?
Many, many, too many!
It is not for lack of the basics. There is plenty.
It is a matter of greed, hording and consuming beyond need, and turning a blind heart to those who need the basics, which are consumed by others as luxuries.
With thanks to God for the basics that I do have; and a prayer that the others will be mine before it is too late.
This time it was just a scare, until the response came back containing this:
After our discussion this morning I can clarify that the Alberta Environment and Parks has no issue with you camping on Public Land for the 14 day period and vacating for 72 hours as per the Public Lands Act and Public Land Administration and Regulation.
Which is exactly what I told the RCMP constables as they evicted me, an unjust and unnecessary eviction. Cost me more than a few days in court prep time, anxiety, and money to move the camper off in less than 14 days.