The Semi-Religious Experience of Walking the Stormwater Retention Pond


On the suburban development where I live there is a stormwater retention pond. It is ringed by a concrete path, a few benches, and black willow trees with their feet in the murky gray water. People from the nearby office park walk the pond during their lunch hour. The path has become a sort of contemplative labyrinth for me; my ritual, a semi-religious daily observance of urban nature. 

As a freelance writer, because I give myself an hour break for lunch, my walks tend to coincide with those of the office workers. We are all out there from 1-2 pm, M-F, and over…


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