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The (Frozen) Great Falls of Paterson

During the recent cold snap, my friends invited me to join them for an afternoon trip to see the Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey. Why might this be noteworthy? The Great Falls, the inspiration behind Alexander Hamilton’s industrial experiment, stood frozen. That’s right. Frozen.

Frozen Falls

Great Falls, Paterson, New Jersey. (Photograph by Author)

This sight revealed the simple, yet dangerous beauty of nature and the magic abound in our world. How often have the Great Falls frozen? I don’t know. Will we see them again in our lifetime? Maybe. I’m glad that I was able to experience this passing wonder and grateful that friends shared it with me.

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