Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Like a River

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.
Barry Lopez

A river sings a holy song conveying the mysterious truth that we are a river, and if we are ignorant of this natural law, we are lost.
Thomas Moore, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life

The ancient Irish bards knew the Salmon of Knowledge as the giver of all life's wisdom. In the salmon's leap of understanding like a leap of faith, we can see ourselves "in our element," immersed in the river of life. The cycle of the salmon's journey reminds us that all rivers flow to the same sea.
Lynn Noel, Voyages: Canada's Heritage Rivers

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh


jzr said...

Wonderful thoughts. Living on a river as I do is an amazing experience. Time and space become one and I move along with it.

Kim Antieau said...

Wonderful! Makes me want to go put my hands in a river. Blessed be.