Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The River

"Obstacles are a natural part of life, just as boulders are a natural part of the course of a river," declares the ancient Chinese book the I Ching. "The river does not complain or get depressed because there are boulders in its path."

I'd go so far to say -- this is not in the original text, but is my 21st-century addition -- that the river gets a sensual thrill as it glides its smooth current over the irregular shapes and hard skin of the rocks. It looks forward to the friction, exults in the intimate touch, loves the drama of the interaction. How would you go about imitating the river?

~ Rob Breszny 

I will seek those places where water can not be thought to go and carve a unique path. I will bring new life to the desert of the human soul.