Voices from the river

Sighs of relief

Do you make your sighs of relief audible? I sure have been lately.  

Snow is currently falling in Southwest Colorado and it is piling up. Ahhhh. I can breathe a cautious sigh of relief for the trout in our watersheds. I can nearly hear the trees and plants sigh for the water nourishing their roots.  

On a personal note, I’m finally done with my infusions ridding me of cancer. Aaaahhhhhhh. I can feel my cells begin to rehabilitate. I can feel my muscles, lungs and bones prepare for rejuvenation. I am on my way to a healthier, happier me!

Responsible Recreation is still a must.

I and others I love have received their COVID-19 vaccination. Whew. I can begin to think about hugging family and friends again. I can start to plan trips and think about life after COVID and breast cancer.  

Actions are happening at the state and federal level to combat the effects of climate change. Wooohooo! I am thrilled by the prospect that science will be followed to make the best decisions for our beloved trout and salmon. I can’t wait for our time as conservationists and the work we do to be validated and move forward.  

Sure, there is still a lot of work to do and we need soooooo much more snow where I live, but progress is a step in the right direction.

If we look hard enough, we can always find things to breathe a sigh of relief about. I encourage you to make your sighs audible. It’s a nice feeling.