• Jessy Raspiller

{2020} Wild Diaries :: Day 6-8

I sink in...

For the past three summers I’ve spent a portion of my days in the Northeast corner of Idaho. The town may be tiny but the natural world is expansive. I first came here by chance, on a recommendation by a friend that suggested I check out a state park for a possible yoga retreat location. That dropped pin on my virtual map, now has my heart dropped over the top of it.

In 2018, this was the first spot my girlfriends and I camped at on my Into the Wild journey. I just remember eating camp meals; aka charcuterie noshes, as the light faded and the stars took over. A meteor showered rained upon the sky that night. We laid down on blankets under that cover of that canvas above. Listening to the strength of the nearby Henry Fork River, giggling and hugging a can of bear spray.

In this moment, for the first time in years I felt my body surrendered.

I let go… and I let myself sink IN.