Ripples in circles,
actions, reactions surround.
Who creates the flow?
When I spotted these ducks in the lake on Saturday, two cliched sayings rolled through my mind.
“Like water off a duck’s back.
“Go with the flow.”
To me, both phrases appear on the surface to encourage peace. I can’t argue that it is good practice to let things go and not hold a grudge. Those grievances can become heavy.
At first thought, going with the flow seems to promote adjusting to what life serves up with the goal of navigating gracefully through the unexpected. As I watched the ducks swim, I noticed they would change course- one moment swimming toward each other, then drifting away again. It occurred to me that, like the ducks, we can create our own flow.
We’re not bound to the ripples others create.