Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.
~John M. Good
I love moving water.
It is one of the things I love the most about living in the Pacific Northwest.
Whether it is the great Columbia River, the smaller rivers and streams, the Pacific Ocean, or even the falling rain there is moving water everywhere.
A good friend, Mike Gould, once asked me if I stood next to a river which way would I want to instinctively go? Upstream to find out where it started? Or, downstream to see where it ends? What about you? Which way would you choose?
home is…being the running stream, not the stagnant pool.
3 thoughts on “get moving…”
I like to see where things go… and as long as I’m in the water, I’ll go where it does… I used to have to be in it… as I get older, it’s enough sometimes just to hear it… brings me peace just listening.
Just so you all know, I would turn upstream. Yes, it might be a challenge, but once you get to the source and know where it all starts it is all downhill from there…
I think Mike told me most people tell him they would turn downstream to find out where it goes…
Of course, to follow the flow of water downstream is no easy task either…ever raft the Lochsa River (Lochsa is Nez Perce for “rough water”) in late May or Early June?