“Have you also learned that secret from the river;
that there is no such thing as time?”
That the river is everywhere at the same time,
at the source and at the mouth,
at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current,
in the ocean and in the mountains,
everywhere and that the present only exists for it,
not the shadow of the past
nor the shadow of the future.”
“Water does not resist. Water flows.
When you plunge your hand into it,
all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.
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.
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016
“Life in us is like the water in a river.”
Henry David Thoreau
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