But water always goes where it wants to go,
and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child. Remember
you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle,
go around it. Water does.”
“Wisdom cannot be imparted.
Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart
always sounds like foolishness to someone else …
Knowledge can be communicated,
but not wisdom. One can find it, live it,
do wonders through it,
but one cannot communicate and teach it.”
“One kernel is felt in a hogshead;
one drop of water helps to swell the ocean;
a spark of fire helps to give light to the world.
None are too small, too feeble,
too poor to be of service.
Think of this and act.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017