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SOMETIMES I SUFFER FROM DISTRACTIONS: Miller Island Meditations

“When I'm sampling from your bosom / Sometimes I suffer from distractions like / Why does God cause things like tornadoes and train wrecks?” - Crash Test Dummies

Heritage Landing is strategically placed near the confluence of the Deschutes and Columbia rivers. Pulling into the parking lot, I noted that there was only one other car and it might as well have been abandoned, considering all the other people that I saw, which was none. The sun was hot enough that I imagined skinny or fit young people might do things like take their shirts off in public and try to get some color. It was considerably more nipple-y in the shade. The river was benign if not friendly and inviting. The surface of the water was wrinkled by waves, like a forehead thinking about something, but not thinking about it all that hard. I prepared the kayak and wiggled into my new dry-suit. I’d been saving up for one ever since my trip to San JuanIsland where The Oracle explained to me that my likely life expectancy in c…