Ice, Wind and Light: Magic
The wind came up. The ice on Okanagan Lake is busting up and turning upside down and wearing off like stones tumbling in a stream. It’s very beautiful.
It’s also very varied. Part of that is the light, which changed by the minute as the sun went down behind the far wall of the valley, but a lot of it is just the ice.
And what ice! Here’s the track of the sun on the water.
These aren’t random patterns, not exactly. There was a whole host of photographers down there in the wind. That’s not random.
Wherever we had been, we’d noticed the light and were drawn to it.
What happened to this ice is a simple thing, but complex at the same time.
It was also a very powerful thing. Pieces of the lake, held in the tension of water molecules and temperature, exploded into the air, and came back down, like meteors.
Over 45 minutes, I felt that we were all creatures attracted to energy.
And finding it.
After my eyes were honed on the ice, I saw energy everywhere. Even as the light dropped away…
… it remained.
A human as an energy sensor. Now that observation would have been worth the trip down to the lake, if the beauty of it all, and the companionship, hadn’t been worth more.