I spend quite a bit of time parked along the south bank of the Clark Fork River as it passes under Higgins Bridge downtown. Julia has a part-time gig at Betty’s Divine, and, as we are currently operating on one vehicle between us, some days she works I take her to work and then pick her up later. It is an opportunity to sit and read, get out and walk, and even just watch the water. I love it, and I’m grateful I am able to live in such a beautiful city. There are surfers and kayakers playing on the waves. Fishermen casting for trout. Walkers, joggers, and bikers of all ages and fitness levels sharing the trail. Wildlife too: just a couple days ago I watched an osprey dive-bomb from the sky, submerge, and emerge with a fish in its claws. Beautiful.
I do my best not to take it for granted.