The Waters (2015)

9 Jan


Water is a profound thing when you think about it.  Water is both capable of sustaining life and devastating it.  We use water to grow things, but too much of it can destroy crops and kill the food we attempt to grow with its help.  Water is a powerful symbol.  Its power and immensity can overwhelm us and serve as a metaphor for times when life feels overwhelming, but it can also bring about a sense of serenity and peace.  Calm harbors and still waters are metaphors for peaceful seasons of life.  Water is, has, and always will carry, for me, powerful symbolic and experiential significance.  I’d enjoy hearing if water is an important image/symbol for you and in what ways.  Enjoy & happy Friday!  🙂


2 Responses to “The Waters (2015)”

  1. Claudia McGill January 9, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

    I would not normally do this, because it seems so self-serving, but your question about water as a symbolic entity really said something to me – I have always loved the water and feel very at home in it, and I love the sounds streams make, and the way it feels to swim – such a sense of freedom.

    If you have a chance take a look at this post, it is short, and I think you will see what water is meaning to me.

    Thanks, and Happy 2015.


  2. said-simply January 12, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    Claudia, first let me thank you for taking time to stop by and look at this piece. Second thank you for your comment, I very much appreciated hearing how you interact with water and how water has been a meaningful symbol to you. Third thank you for sharing the link back to your blog page article I really appreciated what you wrote there especially what you said about the perspective of looking at the water from the trail you were walking on. How looking one direction we see the water from the perspective of what’s yet to come and as we look in the other direction we see it from the perspective of what has already been. Thought that was an excellent and worthwhile insight especially for the start of a new year. I wanted to wish you all the best as 2015 continues to unfold. May it be a good, productive, and healthy year for you and for us all! Eli


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