The Stream

The stream has much to teach us about life.

At times it bubbles and gurgles along merrily.

Other times it becomes a torrent rushing past without a care for the destruction it wreaks in its path.

Playful waterfalls tumble gently over rocks worn smooth, and oh what fun to be a leaf on that ride.

Dangerous rapids and whirlpools can trap us, and at those times there is only trust that the turmoil will pass.

It offers calm reflective pools, and the wisdom and clarity of contemplation.DSCN9180

One day perhaps the waters will cease to flow and we may feel sad at the loss. But in time, the leaves that once floated away will pile up as they fall, and new plants will grow in the fertile essence of the life stream.