posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 02:03 PM
I like the metaphor of the river and I use it all the time in my thoughts of life.
In fact the river, at least the slow peaceful meandering ones are one of my favorite places on earth. The rivers edge. Both land and water. Going with
the flow, riding the wave. Watching the life and energy flow past me while remaining the 'same'.
The covered bridge over the water, it is safety, higher ground, shelter.
The old rocks who have a history to tell. The new plants every year in a different place this time. The new objects that have floated in to view this
year. A new stick, a new and different edge landscape this year. Sometimes a new sand bar, or erosion of the last years version.
The river is change, and yet everything remains familiar. On the river you trust, you go with it where it wants to take you. Sometimes it is
thrilling, sometimes too slow and you have to get out and push.
Although you can't step in the same river twice, it is the river and it will always be there, why would you want the same thing twice? You have to
let go of the old one and see what is new to experience the next time. You can still remember the old one.
And look forward to what next years river will be. I love the river. And what is nice are the moments when you can get off the river and rest with
loved ones, knowing you can get back on it when you want to.