Dear Honey Run Friends,
Yesterday afternoon I was in search and in need of some relaxation, so I walked down to the creek, sat, and listened to the small waterfall we have near the arched footbridge. I instantly felt the tension melt away with the sound of the water traversing the rocks as it makes its way downstream, and I was filled with thoughts about water.
Water is a critical element needed for our survival. We can only survive for 3 days without water, and 60% of our body is made up of water. Water is essential. Cities are always located close to a large water source. We don’t think about water much in America, thankfully, due to its abundance, but that is not the case for many in the world.
As I contemplated the need for water and its life sustaining properties, I started to think about floods and how quickly this essential element can turn into our executioner if found on the receiving end of a torrent rushing downstream. Water has destroyed cities, villages, and civilizations, when nature harnesses its energy and uses water as its weapon against all living things in its way.
I find the Honey Run Creek to be one of the most peaceful settings on our property. So peaceful in fact that we created one of our walking trails that travels down the center of the creek for a half-mile walk. It allows you to return to your childhood days of wading through a creek on a hot summer day. Who knows, you just may find a mammoth tooth along your journey. I hope you are able to bring some creek shoes and experience the calm of the cool creek water on your feet.
Your relaxed innkeeper,
One response to “Letter from Jason – August 2019”
Nice story. Catch any crawdad’s lately? That’s what I liked to do in the creek on my grandfather’s farm in Muskingham county.
Yes, I’ve been hearing multiple versions of the mammoth tooth story, can’t wait to hear yours.