Finding Water

posted by Sharon April 24, 2012 9 Comments

I live in a city built on a desert. To sustain life, those living here 200 years ago desperately needed one thing: water. So they built a dam on the thin river running through here.

The water then flowed out to irrigate growing crops miles away, providing food. Water quenched the thirst of those living at the nearby Mission. Indians lived right on the river, because they needed it’s lifegiving power.

The dam still runs across the river. The area is a park where families hang out, dogs swim, hikers hike, and bikers bike.

The river nourishes flora and fauna. It produces a riparian paradise of greens.

The river has worn the rough edges of granite smooth.

Even delicate blooms flourish on the riverbanks.

We need water, air, food. We also need nourshment and sustenance from things we can’t see or feel or touch. Intangibles. As you’ve built your life, through the years, what’s been your inner, intangible source? What do you rely on when the rough edges need smoothed, the tiny bits of beauty threaten to dry up, the green loses its sparkle?

For me, I would name as the sources of my life God and love. If I have those in perspective, If I recognize these are what sustain me, then I’m better able to handle the rough, the fragile, the dry. How about you? What’s carrying you through?

 

 

 

 

Linking up with Inspired TuesdaySweet Shot Tuesday and Texture Tuesdays. Photos are processed using Kim Klassen’s Watercolor textures, Oh, My and Let Go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Comments

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Desirae R April 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

I really love this photo set. My favorite is the white flower. As for me, I really rely on my husband to help me get through those rough parts. Since my fathers passing my husband is the only one able to calm me and make feel like things are okay.

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Karen April 24, 2012 at 6:54 am

Lovely photo series and processing.

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Kathleen April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Lovely images; thanks for sharing a part of your world. I would say that God IS love — the two are synonymous… but I agree, that is what keeps me going. That, and long walks in the country!

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Deborah April 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

beautiful photos and a telling story . . . and Kim’s texture on the last photo is perfect!

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Carolyn April 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Oh, wonderful pictures! My “water” is being with others in community–like ladies’ Bible Study, choir, work, friends, and especially family and the smiles and hugs of my grandsons. These gifts from God fill the hole in my heart these days and make my life rich and meaningful–keep me going, actually! I’m blessed!

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Valerie April 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Water is so necessary and for the most part totally taken for granted. Lovely post and photos. V

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Barbara Pagnotti April 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Beautiful images! I especially love your water shots.

Peace!

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Amarie April 25, 2012 at 3:36 am

Yes, God and Family, most definitely. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos!

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melody April 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

A lovely posts filled with fantastic photos. Thanks! 🙂

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