Rivers hardly ever run in a straight
line. Rivers are willing to take ten
thousand meanders and enjoy every
one and grow from every one.
When they leave a meander, they
are always more than when they
When rivers meet an obstacle,
they do not try to run over it.
They merely go around but they
always get to the other side.
Rivers accept things as they are,
conform to the shape they find
the world in, yet nothing changes
things more than rivers.
Rivers hardly ever are in a hurry
yet is there anything more likely
to reach the point it sets out for
than a river?
~James Dillet Freeman