Thursday, June 02, 2011

{SCHMALTZ DAY: my waterfall}

it's schmaltz day. a day for reminiscence of the sappiest kind.

so here is the randomly selected photo:


this is my waterfall and i.

i think i have more pictures of us around here somewhere...


i spent a summer living in the mountains, working at a little cafe attached to an old coal mine. i had a lake in my backyard and mountains in the front and often went kayaking or spelunking or exploring or something when i wasn't serving up soup and coffee. i had miscellaneous adventures involving air mattresses on white water rapids, and wrecking old trucks, and climbing ice walls with no ice on them in the middle of the night, and a particularly frightening bike accident.


and when i wasn't doing any of those things, i was climbing all over my waterfall, a book or my Bible or a notebook in tow. i even wrote a pretty cheesy two-page poem about the water "breaking apart and falling together, seamless like skin", and also about the ants who lived there at the edge of it. schmaltzy, i know.


i was going through a phase, or something. that was back before emo was screamo and {i think} it was ok to be all melodramatic about waterfalls.

what?

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful waterfall. I would be so scared to sit on the edge like that. You brave soul! ha. I like schmaltz day. :) I think it's ok to be melodramatic about waterfalls... what? ha. :)

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  2. hahah i'm glad you don't think i'm a big cheese. even though i am. also i'm glad that you think i'm brave. i'm not.

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  3. you should post the waterfall poem!

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  4. hahaha i don't know if i'm that brave! i admire how brave you are to post yours...

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  5. so beautiful! I can see why it is "yours".
    And I love the line of your poem. Very schmaltzy indeed!

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  6. Was this in the Rockies? It kinda sorta reminds me of Maligne Canyon or something like that...

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  7. yep! it's on the highway between banff and jasper. :)

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  8. B-e-a-utiful! I wish I lived near a waterfall. I live near a swamp, like Shrek. Oy.

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  9. sigh. i miss it. i live near man-made lakes now.

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  10. I'm all about waterfalls. I wish there were some nearby. :)

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  12. you should build one in your back yard.

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  14. aw! thanks jamie. :D i'm gonna go check yours out.

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  15. I think you should post the poem, too ;)
    The waterfall is beautiful, and I'm jealous that you got to live by so much "outdoors."
    I'm from San Antonio, so it's mostly made up of roads and buildings.. ha

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  16. hahaha i'm just not brave enough to post poetry! someday. maybe in two years.
    and yes. i miss my outdoors...

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  17. That's gorgeous! I've never been to a waterfall- we don't have that many in Australia - but on my to-do-list for sure now :).

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  18. you absolutely should. they're maybe my favourite nature thing. right up there with the ocean.

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  19. Suzy! Get away from that edge! I just had heart palpitations looking at your picture.
    I don't know what it is about heights. From the time I was little, I've felt drawn to fall...as though inertia has more strength than I do.
    And that's why I don't sit on the edge of waterfalls.
    But I secretly envy anyone that can.
    It makes me think they have a strong sense of self.

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  20. haha, i don't know about a strong sense of self. i think that that summer i was a little bit more brave than usual. in a lot of ways. i wonder if i'd still stand on the edge if i went back today...

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  21. I wish we had a waterfall here. And a mountain (just one would do). And a real crystal clear lake, like out west. Ah well.

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  22. ME TOO. if i'd known you back in the day, you could've come and visited my waterfall.

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