Once upon a River

Life is a river and we can’t escape its current. Eventually we are taken along beautiful shores. Sometimes it may seem that we are not going anywhere but then the wind picks up on strength and we cannot hold on to certain places. We float along and go with the flow. What else can you do?

Kites only rise against the wind but is this logic applicable to the river? Sure, you sometimes have to stand up for your opinion like the kite against the wind but isn’t the river stronger than the wind for its apparent tangible nature?


If both are true, maybe that’s why we came up with the concept of bridges. Or is theΒ wind and the river just a similar logic as hot and cold belonging to the sphere of temperature?

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  1. This reminded me of that beautiful book by Hermann Hesse,’Siddhartha’,the fictional story of a young man’s quest for enlightenment.Towards the end of the book,Siddhatha dwells by a river and learns many spiritual truths including that time is an illusion.I will quote from the book ‘They have heard its voice and listened to it,and the river has become holy to them,as it has to me “Have you also learned that secret from the river,that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time,at the source and at the mouth,at the waterfall,at the ferry,at the current,in the ocean and in the mountains,everywhere and that the present only exists for it,not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future’

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