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.



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:



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
When you see water in the river
you say: oh, this is water
of the river;
When you see ocean
you say: This is the ocean's
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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