Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday Random Photo(s)

In the shower this morning, I had one of those moments where I appreciate something that is otherwise considered simple, a given, something to be taken for granted in countries like mine.



Water.

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Living in Annapolis, living in the Mid-Atlantic overall, I am surrounded by water. It lubricates my life. I am a different person than I would be if I took my walks among skyscrapers or mountains or brownstones. Not better - just different.

I meet a lot of people who feel drawn to the water. Who, as one friend said, feel the need to be in it or near it. I can understand the pull. I have it, too. After all, our bodies are mostly water. For water to seep into the sponge of our beings and swell us into the great machines we are - that's a miracle if there ever was one.

Water is:

Art
Nourishment
Therapy
Habitat
Cleanser

Life

Illustration of the Chesapeake Bay EcoSystem by Greg Harlin, Wood Ronsaville Harlin, Inc, via

When You See Water


When you see water in a stream
you say: oh, this is stream
water;
When you see water in the river
you say: oh, this is water
of the river;
When you see ocean
water
you say: This is the ocean's
water!
But actually water is always
only itself
and does not belong
to any of these containers
though it creates them.
And so it is with you.

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