Monday, September 30, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 30 September 2013

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. [Henry David Thoreau]

It does amaze and astonish me the power of water. It’s really quite clear and sensible, yet it’s also capable of taking my breath away. We are mostly water. The Earth is mostly water. And yet to a fish, what is water?!

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. [Eleanor Roosevelt]

I love this. Same as the one about dancing backward in high heels about Ginger Rogers. Sometimes simple just makes sense.

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. [Lao Tzu]

Lao Tzu also said: Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Both of these ideas resonate with me. They give me a sense of firmness, like the feel of solid ground BEneath me. Whether it’s a great body of water or a tiny puddle, a storm or that droplet clinging to a leaf, water is where I look for strength.

Water is a holy wonder. Utterly.

I love you, Currie


Julie Jordan Scott said...

You quoted one of my favorites: Henry David Thoreau. Water is incredible... I'm so grateful you added your link to Creative Every day. Very inspiring for me today!

Rita said...

With a lot of patience, water (and wind) can move mountains. ;)