These aren't dance moves. They're not plumbing apparatuses. They're not hipster hair styles. They're waterfalls.
Which western Oregon and western Washington have in spades.
Last week had a perfect, bluebird day. You get the feeling that days like are grounds for a public holiday in Portland in spring--like a fire drill. The siren sun goes off and and it is mad rush to get the hell out of whatever building you might be in, and find a big ol' patch of warm and take off your wool socks for the first time in seasons, letting your poor, pasty white dogs blink their toes in the blinding light like little naked mole rats. The day was warm enough that after some reptilian reverie, the idea of a swim actually seemed not only possible, but preferable to any other activity.
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They were like superheros, just going for it.
You can feel it so clearly near waterfalls. Last week I checked out Multnomah Falls along the Columbia. With an impressive 620 foot double-down, its the king of Oregon falls.
This one feels electric.
The mist just fans out, and swirls around, traveling up and down at the same time, baptizing its adoring congregations of the happiest moss you've ever seen.
Now I like to imagine what kind of super fish on what kind of steriods thinking about what kind of Helen of Troy would be foolhardy and big-hearted enough to tackle this bad boy. Do the Dance.
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