A List Maker's Life: Refreshing

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Refreshing

Waterfalls, Oceans, Lakes, and Streams.
Composed of water, yet formed in unique bodies.
Full of life, bubbling, and beautiful.


According to the encyclopedia, a waterfall is typically formed in a place where an otherwise smooth stream is interrupted as it passes over a layer of harder rock. The water falls to a place of softer, more easily eroded, rocks.

There are plenty of life lessons and parallels to draw from this definition. In the roar of the falling water its possible to lose focus on the beauty in the big picture and the softer landing that will come - eventually.

Streams, as they get older, undercut and erode the harder layers of rock.  As the stream bed falls, waterfalls lose height and significanse, turning instead to a series of rapids or disappearing all together.

I suppose with experience, maturity, and wisdom we realize that we don't have to fall so hard over the tough times.  Instead of free falling with a noisy splash, we learn to hold tight through the rapids while looking for joy in the ride.

To see more water pictures, splash over to this week's You Capture challenge.
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21 comments:

  1. Love the picture, so beautiful! Great capture!

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  2. Beautiful. What a wonderful analogy for life in general.

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  3. Sure I love the waterfall, but more importantly, I love the children by the waterfall!

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  4. Wow, Katie!! What an amazing pic!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Stopping by from You Capture =)

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  5. What a beautiful picture Katie. I love waterfalls. I haven't seen one in a long time!

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  6. Great picture! I love the children at the edge.

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  7. That is a great shot i love the water freeze frame.

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  8. love the photo! I'm a new follower, and I have to tell you that I was drawn to your blog because of the title:) From one list maker to another!!

    I look forward to reading more!

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  9. echoing the others... beautiful!

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  10. That was a top 10 day. -Kevin

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  11. Beautiful capture, and truly wonderful words!

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  12. I love this, Katie.

    Beautiful photo. Beautiful words.

    xoxo.

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  13. I love how you've managed to capture the water tumbling over the edge, as well as the children investigating. And such a wonderful analogy to go along with the picture. ox

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  14. I feel more refreshed and relaxed just looking at this photo. Lovely!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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