“You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for hourse and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. “Floods” is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. – Toni Morrison
Beautiful. Resonant. And True.
What “river” in you got straightened out somewhere along the way in life – changed from it’s natural form to accommodate practical realities or other people’s agendas?
How is the river’s yearning to go back it’s original shape manifesting in your life right now?
Have you been calling it a flooding – a random and dangerous event? And what happens if you recognize it as a remembering?
I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments below.
About this photo: Brenda Walker took first place in the Division II nature and landscapes category of the 2010 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest with “Morning Serenity,” the above of East Fork Indian Creek River.
And I leave you with one more goodie: This video, a 4-year old girl’s rant about “pinked up” marketing to girls, is worth a watch.
Image: Morning Sernity by Brenda Walker