Water Is Good.

by Robert Wildwood

This is the crest of the flood, the road below, usually illuminated by those streetlights, is sealed off by the concrete floodwalls and the metal flood doors.

At the arch in St. Louis. This is the crest of the flood, the road below, usually illuminated by those streetlights, is sealed off by the concrete floodwalls and the metal flood doors.

The steps leading up to the arch, 9/18/2008.

The steps leading up to the arch, 9/18/2008.

It’s good to do different things, keeps your mind working. I’m on a break from the river now, waiting for all the water dumped upstream from here to come down in it’s slow time. After this weekend perhaps. All the rest of the crews have gone up to Minneapolis to work and play. I’m loving being here, hanging out with people is awesome, exploring St. Louis more, sitting in Black Bear Bakery drinking coffee and writing down this story i’ve been working on all winter and spring and summer.

I fixed a garden hose today for the house next door, the Momo, i stepped on it the first night we were here and water went gushing everywhere. After two attempts, i got it working today, still a little drip coming out. Having problems with water lately.

It’s kinda sad having everyone gone. But good to, cause i’ve been on a boat with four other people and a dog for a month now, and i am a person who has learned to be happy when i am alone. Sometimes that means i dont know how to be happy around other people, so i just want to be with myself, cause it’s easier that way, i dont have to deal with anyone but myself, and i have learned how to talk to myself very well.

I am putting up some more photos of the journey so far, cause all this flood stuff is too linear.

Zoe, Ged, and The Two Headed Dog!

Zoe, Ged, and The Two Headed Dog!

Savannah, Willard, and The Two Headed Dog!

Savannah, Willard, and The Two Headed Dog!

Paradise Island, The Two Headed Dog, The Snowball, and Stag.

Paradise Island, The Two Headed Dog, The Snowball, and Stag.

Paradise Island.

Paradise Island.

The Crew of The Two Headed Dog. Going insane.

The Crew of The Two Headed Dog. Going insane.

The Kirk, The Donut, & The Two Headed Dog in KCMO.

The Kirk, The Donut, & The Two Headed Dog in KCMO.

The launch was smooth, like chunky peanut butter.

The launch in KCMO was smooth, smooth like chunky peanut butter.

Moments after launch the Two headed dog heads out, minus Willard who jumped and swam back to shore. They came back and got him. He got over that jumping off the boat thing.

Moments after launch the Two headed dog heads out, minus Willard who jumped and swam back to shore. They came back and got him. He got over that jumping off the boat thing.

There was ice cream at the top of the hill.

There was ice cream and beer at the top of this hill.