Banana split boats

A seasonal creek runs behind our house. Jacob and I like to get banana split boats--like you get at DQ--and run them down the creek like we are steamboat captains on a mighty river. I used to do this as a kid, even talked about it in Down in the River to Pray. There's something about the river that draws us, like it did Bevel in Flannery O'Connor's The River, and some of us just have to plunge in to search for what the preacher said we'd find there.

GeneralGreg Taylor