12 août 2005

Paradise

As I am sitting alone in the office, waiting for Tara's mum to come pick me up, I thought I could finish telling you my little week-end down by Kenai lake.

Tents were sprawled all over the beach and bonfires started lighting up in the summer night. I paced up and down the shore, observing people and sat facing the water, listening to bits of conversation and human noises that contrasted strangely with the peaceful setting of mountains reflected in water. It was like being in a beehive, hundreds of noises, people, buzzing. A stage was set next to the bonfire and music expanded, waves of beats and guitar, enticing,a crowd builded and I happily rested on a log a few inches from the bonfire to warm up my chilly bones. As people sat, we talked and drank, I met some canadians, wrote down phone numbers and e-mails...and time passed fast...At 3 o'clock we searched the sky for possible scraps of aurora borealis and I saw one, my first stripe of white in the sky...by then half of the crowd had left to rest or snuggle on the beach and back in their tents...

...I stayedf up all night...The little group of 10 to 20 individuals who wouldn't give up, sang, played the guitar, drums, filmed, took pictures and just watched the sun rise, the sky lit up, the water fog build up on the lake like a morning veil...magical moments when tiredness evades you and you're left feeling reborn, alive and new....

...The rest of the sunday was a blurr as I had to pack my life to move to Robert and tiredness suddenly kicked in mid-day. I hope this week-end in Denal national Park will be as rewarding...Alaska is a place where you can lose yourself in the vastness of nature, like Norway or some parts of France but it is just easier to get away from City life. That's, I guess, what made me want to come here...

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