Years later we can see they have done exactly what they were placed to do. The force of the current has moved out beyond their tips. The bank is now solid and is a mass of thriving young willows, tall grasses, and other native plants that protect it. The logs will eventually be an indistinguishable part of the river bank itself, but their strength will remain.
In observing these toe logs, I’ve realized that “toe logs” exist in our community too. They are people and organizations, anchored securely and willing to reach out to deflect harmful currents. They are people who protect, collect, enhance, and solidify what is good in the community and encourage the community to continue to grow and thrive.
These people will eventually become indistinguishable parts of the community itself, but if you look, you’ll see them everywhere.
Toe logs! Who knew?
Mary Erickson, President
Friends of Two Rivers