By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

We are lodging at an Inn on Lake Superior,
the largest of the great lakes and the largest fresh water body on earth.
The North Shore engages me;
My walking partner to the left and my perfect companion for more than ten miles.
Waves lap sharp against the ice-glazed rocks;
She casts a spell of tranquility on me,
Evokes a sense of serenity in me,
Quiets me, comforts me, cleanses me.
My eye takes in her 350 mile blue length corridor,
Filling me with wordless wonder.
I cannot help myself ...
Taking off my insulated gloves,
Loosening the laces on my well-worn hiking boots,
I remove the warmth of stockings from feet,
 And step inside.
An exhilarating cold meets me,
Energizing my entire being,
Causing short gasps of breath to escape me.
Naked feet exposed and feeling the cold ...
A tingling sensation spreading through my entire body,
 Reaching my soul.
Fully alive,
Sensory organs transmitting and evoking a thousand words, emotions, and expressions within me.
Revitalized. Reenergized. Refreshed.
The breath of God ...
 Takes my breath away.
Short gasps of breath escape me.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters ... the Lord is upon many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Psalm 29:2-3