Monday, February 8, 2010

Be A River

Feb. 2010- I was paging through some older posts tonight and found this that I did early on and it really had me thinking about how pertinent these thoughts still are to me. So I thought I'd share it again and maybe it'll trigger some pondering in you as well. I'd love to have you share your thoughts on this. :)

If you could be anything in nature what would you be? Would you be a tree? A mountain? A small still pond? I was looking at some photos from our vacation last summer. It was a good reminder that spring will come. Looking at this photo of mountains and trees and the river I felt some renewal and a peace.

Then this afternoon I was flipping through old sketchbooks and found this teeny tiny little entry in one from college.It was titled River as Life. I guess it was a personal creed I was thinking about because it goes on..

Meander through life.

Surround yourself with nature.

Be a source of life for all that surrounds you.

Be constantly moving and changing- sometimes slowly, sometimes in a torrent.

Be a still small creek that yet carves its own way through mountains.

I would add to that to be patient when life moves so slowly and enjoy the almost stillness. You're gathering strength for the rapids to come.

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