Minnesota River Interviews - Brand Frentz and Joe Michel

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"When I am on the river, especially alone, there is a real spiritual connection... you can almost feel it. I don’t know how to explain it, just you’re close to god to me."


 

Minnesota River near Mankato
Minnesota River at
Land of Memories Park


 
Minnesota River at Sibley Park
Minnesota River at
Sibley Park


 
Minnesota River near St. Peter

Video Text:
Joe Michel: "When I am on the river, especially alone, there is a real spiritual connection, and that might sound weird, but it’s there, and you can almost feel it. I don’t know how to explain it, just you’re close to god to me. It’s a big freedom to be out there all alone, on the river, even with someone else, but all alone you pick it up, you ever get that feeling Brand?"

Brand Frentz:  "Yeah, when I was a kid, I had some experiences with being out in nature and suddenly just feeling part of it.  The feeling was like when I saw a beaver, it was not just me watching, but me being a part of the whole scene with the beaver, he’s there I am there.  Just the feeling I get and the feeling that’s so good is part of it.  That’s part of the natural way of things, there it is and I am in it."

Joe Michel:  "You’re part of the equation.  Yeah it can overcome you, it just makes you feel good. I get it sometimes out skiing when we stop to look and it’s just neat, it’s just beautiful."

Minnesota River
near St. Peter
Minnesota River at Minneopa State Park
Minnesota River
at Minneopa State Park



 
Interview Transcript