The sand covered trail leads me through ancient groves of oak, sycamore and elm. My foot slips slightly in deep loos sand as I step over the driftwood left behind by the last high water. The sun falls softly through the canopy occasionally illuminating native wildflowers on the edge of the pathway that calls me ever foreword towards a destination unspoken. Tiny mason bees are seen as floating duff that moves against the mild breeze. The trail continues to urge me onwards until I reach the open spot by the river. This is why the trail brought me here. I am delivered to the place where all the chaotic ripples of the falls settle into the flow. The place where the tumultuous past is separated from a serene future. Nothing is lost in the flow. The river is still whole in spite of being shaken by its drop through the stones of the falls. The debris that was gathered on its trip to this point has be broken by the rocks and deposited in the sand to be left behind. The churning that was had at the hands of the falls helped free the burden from the flow and river contines in peace having been cleansed. So to is lives of mankind. Those times of churning and chaos break up the debris that has gathered in our lives so that when we are settled we can leave it behind.
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2 thoughts on “After The Churning”
Lloyd, beautiful photo. Your analogy of how when the debris settles, we go on and leave it behind.
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Thank you so much and God bless you ❤
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