Thursday, June 17, 2010
What is it?
Well, since you asked, I will tell you. This is an aerial view of what is called a braided river. On our Alaska trip, we took a small plane ride. (saving those details for another post). I was intrigued by the river viewed from up high. This is a glacier fed river that is currently frozen. Glacier fed rivers not only bring down water from the glacier but rocks and sediment. When a finger of the river fills with so much sediment and rock that the water can not pass, it creates another channel for the water. So it is a random braided sequence of the water and rocks coming down the mountain and quiet beautiful in its own way. And you can not really see the beauty of it unless you see it from above.
To me some how this is what life is like. Certain parts and places of our lives get choked off with frustrations, anger, just stuff. You thing your life is going one way and it is a dead end then you have to navigate new waters. You have to find the way to push through, let go and create a new channel so that life flows again.
All the twists, turns and changes and decisions we make may not seem like much when we are in the midst of them. But from above them they are a beautiful maze, each one different from the other making us who and what we are.