“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” ― Margaret Atwood
“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.” — Albert Schweitzer
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“A hard truth: that courage can be without meaning or impact, need not be rewarded, or even known. The world has not been made in that way. Perhaps, however, within the self there might come a resonance, the awareness of having done something difficult, of having done . . . something.” ― Guy Gavriel Kay
“I know that mirrors give us a false sense of confidence.” I continued. “The reflection that we see everyday has nothing to do with how others see us. The glass lies.” ― Rasmenia Massoud
The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean Beyoncé Knowles
All this while I’ve been packing ice around my heart. How will I make it melt…? Ada Monroe
The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness.
The flooding of the River Elbe in its whole length of over 700km has never in modern history been as high as this year. Wast areas in many parts of Germany have been heavily flooded in June 2013, thousands of families lost their homes and everything they possessed. It will probably take the entire summer for the water to disappear again fully.
Fortunately the dikes around Hitzacker in Lower Saxony withstood until now. They hopefully will hold up until the heavy load of the flood has passed. Still about a week to go until then. The deepest level of our town have been evakuated providently. We all hope for the best.
We admire the blue sky and the bright colours of flowers. But we deny the hardship of Nature and prefer to escape into sentimentality.
“The finger pointing to the moon is not the moon, and words and ideas are only the shadow of experience.”
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“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it.”
Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.
“Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.”