This is a section of Sylamore Creek where my husband learned to swim as a young child. The large rock is called Sylamore Bluff. It’s located in Mountain View, Stone County, Arkansas and this image displays the true color of the water. The chain or cord coming down the side of the bluff near the center of the image is a trotline. I refer to it as the lazy man’s fishing line.
What we remember from childhood we remember forever; permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.
— Cynthia Ozick