"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." - A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Patience is a lost art.
To stop and wait while life swirls around you
trusting that something hidden here will be revealed,
this is the gift that patience brings.
Patience is like water:
It takes the shape that you give it
and in the end, if set free, it will always go where it wants to go
and nothing can stop it.
In time, it can find a way around most any obstacle.
In time, it can create something as incredible as the Grand Canyon.
I think back to the summer of 1972, when my friend Rick and I rented a cabin on the
Wyalusing River, where for four weeks we did nothing much
but watch the river flow by.
Always there, but in every moment
Like putting a bird feeder in your back yard -
you put it up, and put the food in,
and then you can do nothing but wait.
Patience brings the gift of the birdsPatience is the gift.