Sunday, September 11, 2016

Small Magic at the river

Last month I mentioned an ongoing series of posts I plan to do every month on the 13th, about where I find small magic. You can see the first post explaining what I mean here....
And my first monthly post here
I invited you all to join in too, and last month Nicolas joined in with this post....
This month I hope you will consider joining in as well and adding a comment with a link to a post about where you find small magic in life! you have all month to create one and link up.
(Blogger will not let me add a linky tool from my ipad so I am afraid I can't get that up and running till I buy a new computer)

One last link.....
Click here for the following song on you tube....

"Climbing under the barb wire fence by the railroad ties,
Climbing over the old stone wall, I'm bound for the riverside, 
Well I go to the river to soothe my mind,
Ponder over the crazy days of my life,
To sit and watch the river flow.
Find a place on the river bank, 
Where the green rushes grow.
See the wind in the willow tree,
Branches hanging low.
Yeah, I go to the river to soothe my mind.
Ponder over the crazy days of my life
Watch the river flow,
Ease my mind and so,
Where I go....
Well I go to the river from time to time
Ponder over the crazy days in my mind
Watch the river flow,
Where the willow branches blow,
By the cool moving water
Moving gracefully and slow
Oooooh, child it's love, it's lovely,
Let the river take it all away
My pace, the hurry, the hurry
Troubles, the worries, the worries just
Let the river take them all away,
Flow away, flow away"
        - Natalie Merchant
          'Where I go'

I feel like I could have written those words as I do go to the river on my lunch hour every chance I get. And it does soothe my mind, 
And i do love to watch the river flow....

It is slow and peaceful,
And it is always 10 degrees cooler when you get close to the water on a hot day.....
And for me, if work is hectic, the river is enough small magic to make a bad day better.

“The river and the garden have been the foundations of my economy here. Of the two I have liked the river best. It is wonderful to have the duty of being on the river the first and last thing every day. I have loved it even in the rain. Sometimes I have loved it most in the rain.”
― Wendell BerryJayber Crow

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”
― Laura Gilpin

“It is said that the Magic of Air or Fire or even Earth is the most powerful magic of all. But that is wrong. The Magic of Water surpasses all others, for water is both the lifegiver and the deathbringer.”
― Michael ScottThe Sorceress

"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
― Margaret AtwoodThe Penelopiad

“He understood her affinity to the water, inspiring as it was beautiful, and soothing to the soul."
-D.A. Henneman 'Sea if Dreams'

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful post Andrea! Perfect to kick off the Small Magic monthly! Water, the river, is soooo comforting. I know it's why i moved to where I live. Just to be near the bay, the ocean. . . such a dream.

    Below is my contribution this month. . . not what I expected to do but it rose to the surface the last few days as I thought about it. : ) Let's see if we can build this up month by month!