Blog Tales

Milt's Bench

"One Touch Of Nature
Makes The Whole World Kin"

William Shakespeare
From Troilus and Cressida, Act III, Scene III


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A week ago this Sunday,
some of the Redwood Psycholgical Association
Executive Board, along with Bob Carlsen,
and direction from Ranger Bob Birkland...


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installed Milt's bench
in Annadel State Park
near where the S. Burma 
and Warren Richardson trails intersect,
between the large meadow and Lake Ilsanjo...
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It was a bittersweet day...


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digging down deep


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into the clay and rocky soil...



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and setting the bench


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into solid concrete and stone...


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so that passerbys can sit and soak up the beauty
of this special place
where Milt and I had our first date
and many hikes to follow through our years together
in this place that he loved dearly...

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When you can...
come and hike into this beauty...
and sit and think upon the quiet,
the seasons that come and go,
and the fleeting moments
of peace that soar on the clouds,
water, and waving grass that surrounds...