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Dry river near Yosemite Falls by Leonora (Ellie) Enking
Via Flickr:
West Coast Fly Drive holiday … Yosemite National Park.

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THE VAGARIES OF RESISTANCE 

Painting: Arsène Chabanian, A Torrent in the Moonlight (Torrent au clair de lune)

Photograph taken by Serge Ramelli in Merced River, Yosemite Valley, as homage to the work of Ansel Adams

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 Atwood, The Penelopiad

Music: Wolfgang Amadus Mozart, Violin concerto No 5 (Suggested interpretation: Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Camerata Salzburg)