Where the river flows

Posted: December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

emily jemma: travel, photos, life.

Today i found myself sat on the bank of a beautiful river. And i began thinking. Which is dangerous in itself, but then, rivers can sometimes have that effect too.

There is something peaceful about rivers. Maybe it is the quiet murmur of flowing water, the hypnotic swirls of eddies and flows beneath the surface, the tumultuous beneath the calm. Or maybe it is with the awareness of how strong they can be, the devastation they can cause given enough input of water, in direct contradiction to their normal, slow but relentless flow. As it has been said by Lao Tzu;

“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the song, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but none can…

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