I can stare at aerial photographs of the earth for hours and feel energized by what I consume with my eyes.
Meandering rivers, seen from above, are of special interest to me. I experience a powerful, awe-inspiring and hypnotic sensation when I trace with my eyes, the path of the river.
Meanders are the feature of old age and symbolizes the natural flow of nature along with all of her cycles, transitions, transformations and passageways.
Meandering rivers take away loose soil (regolith) and reveal hidden rocks, minerals and aggregates. This is the reason why I include crystals, pearls, and semi-precious stones in my creations. We too can help others reveal their gems, as we guide them through their lives.
The twists and turns, which are a part of a river's long journey symbolize the twists and turns which we encounter (often comes un- announced) during our earthly journey. As with the meandering river, our earthly journey is not direct. Just as a river must take time to turn, pause and aerate itself, we too must take time to pause, alter course a little, and refresh ourselves.
And just like the River, once our pause and refreshment is over we are then ready to resume the next clear ‘path’ of our journey. The river also reminds us that we can only go forward in our life's journey. Therefore let bygones be bygones.
Life is like the river; sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere. You start young and small, roll through the land, life gives you twists and turns and many a time go off-course, but finally will meet the great sea, your creator.
"You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on to you."
-Heraclitus of Ephesus
"Follow the river and you will find the sea."