Sink Oar Swim

Do you ever find yourself somewhere quite ordinary, imagining all the extraordinary things that must have happened there?

I went kayaking with Lynsey today. We took the Circulator bus down toward Georgetown and walked to the waterfront. Jack’s Boathouse rents out kayaks at $10/hour/person. What a deal! I tried to imagine what the D.C. skyline looked like without the tall buildings, when the tallest structure for miles was the Capitol building. I tried imagining the Piscataway Indian tribe camping near the river bank seeking shade from the unforgiving sun. Some moments, you feel connected not just to nature but to all the human beings who have been through a place before you.


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