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KATIE SATHER & THE EIGHT OF HEARTS The 66-year old retired minister who led a team of women in a 715 km paddle across Canada’s fiercest wilderness Picture a still lake on a warm summer morning. The air above the...
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Rowing a boat is just like riding a bike and the canyon breaks you in slowly. I begin to feel my oars in the water, find my rhythm and find my angles.  I begin to remember these rapids and how to follow the water on its path, twisting and turning through each corner and eddy. The past begins to emerge and fall off of me like the layers of the shell I built around myself. I gave away my power on this last trip and I’m determined to get it back. With each oar stroke, I begin to sigh, laugh, yell hoot and holler louder and louder with each rapid I guide.
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Why did I sell everything to travel the world indefinitely? Why do I carry my hoops everywhere I go (while navigating the weird comments and looks?) How did I crack myself wide-open and enable myself the freedom to take on this endeavor, forever?
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