Have you stood by a river engrossed in its visual experience? The sun glistening off every bit of spray, feeling the cool, refreshing spatter on your face. Smelling the verdant vegetation heightened by the moisture around you. Wakening your taste buds as a faint hint of salt drips down your face. Hearing raging water, deafening or the hush of a gurgle.
The facets of this simple experience are felt through your five senses. Rivers are associated with cleansing, both physical and spiritual. A curious thirst of the mind unfolds as the river flows and reaches out to all the earth, giving way to parable, song and metaphor.
People have been mesmerized by rivers and streams for ages, watching them flow by – thinking, writing, capturing in prose, or recording them in scripture.
Being beside a stream welcomes one to dip a hand as water gently passes. It is like feeling life flow by, literally and metaphorically.
Is this why they inspire such expressive words and sublime art?
The sun cut through the clouds so mysteriously… a religious experience in beauty showing how…
Life itself comes in fast torrents or gentle streams. Dance in the river as it dances before you.
If the water in this post gives you a chill… What’s Up Saturday warms you back up with a truly decadent Cream of Mushroom soup. It is a recipe I created from one served at a very well-known, upscale restaurant. Even if you don’t like mushrooms, you might like this soup and the two other variations of it that I created.