365 Days in Aspen

The River of Life

river1backyard1Rivers and streams are everywhere in my newly adopted home. Heck there's even one in my back yard!  (See the picture to the right). 

It's a great metaphor for life. A reminder to be fluid and adjustable. To "go with the flow." Streams vary from wide and slow (there's even a street here called "Stillwater") to fast with boulders and bumpy rapids.

Like life, sometimes we float effortlessly, relaxed in whatever direction we're guided. And sometimes we have to be keenly alert, adjusting to obstacles as they come at us with unpredictable force. 

Sometimes whirlpools form, dragging you down into the depths, gasping for air. While at other times the best thing – the only thing – you can do is sit back and enjoy the ride.