“The pebble drops in the source water of the shallow
stream. Its course is deflected. It goes down this valley
instead of that; it meets streams from these mountains
instead of those; in a now unavoidable compulsion the
creek must eat its way through sand and thorny areas
and never know the rich verdure a few miles away.
A certain sort of river, composed of certain elements,
arriving by a certain route, flows at last into the eternity of the sea.
It is all one to the sea, but who can say that it is a matter of indifference to the river?”
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Profound words, when I read them the thought came
to mind that perhaps they help in explaining me to myself. Do they speak to you out there?, I would not