When flowing water…meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it…
Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger…emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage.
~Thomas Cleary, I Ching
An old grist mill stream, the mill long gone, but the stream remains mighty, especially after days of torrential rains here in NY.
Photographed in Howells, New York, USA. Composed in Photoshop, textures applied.
Textures courtesy of Texture Time of Flickr and Lostandtaken.com