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Campbell Falls – A Two Minute Meditation

By Andrew Furst @a_furst

This was stop number two on a waterfall trip the first weekend in March out in Western Massachusetts. I may have visited Campbell Falls 30 or so years ago. Part of this trip and my affinity for waterfalls has emerged from the quest to find this particular one.

My band had played in Litchfield Connecticut and we spent the night.  The following morning our hosts brought us north to a waterfall.  My memory has a few cascades, each leading to a pool and feeding the next drop. The weather was warm and we splashed around and soaked our feel in the pools. We’d often spend our days hiking before and after our gigs.

Campbell Falls seemed to be on the map close to where we probably were that day.  But I left unsure.  It might have been, but probably not.  But, it was worth the trip.

Out searching
for a memory
from youth.

30 years later,
In the lineup
the suspect may never be found.

All this time
more memories made

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