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Nico
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« on: July 13, 2008, 11:22:20 PM »

Paddling in a canoe through snarling and foaming rapids. Stabbing at the water with an oar, hitting solid rock, jarring vibration.

Water is swishing around the edges of the vessel, my hands blistered and red raw from the oars. My copilot in front, his voice bellowing in between washes of spray and roaring currents.

The canoe feels like a leaf rushing down a gutter after a torrential rain, at the whim of galloping streams of water. Like a paper boat, sailing and bobbing, getting stuck on a dam of twigs, water builds up behind and gently pushes it on.

Rain water making a river in the street, gutters swallowing with thirsty mouths.

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