Life is a circle of birth, maturity, decay, and death. all living things follow this circle in the same cycle or path. from birth, each of us begins our journey path. life is the path we walk and we all walk the path of this circle. true wisdom comes when we stop looking for it and start living the life, walking the path, the creator intended for us. when we walk this path, we are growing in its cycle of four stages: birth, vitality of youth, maturity of experience and the wisdom of age. if we lie down, we lie on the path. when we get up, we walk the path once more in accordance with time which also runs in a circle or cycle. when we walk the path on mother earth, we always walk softly because we know the faces of future generations are looking up at us from grounds beneath us.
it seems that most things in life of significance try to be circles. a water droplet released in the air tries to form a circle. a stone thrown in the water makes many spreading circles. we are like drops of rain which will one day return to the ocean.
[Alfred Cheney Johnston - Virginia Biddle, Ziegfeld girl, circa 1929]