Thursday 15 January 2015

"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water." -Franklin P. Jones

Still on a break (are you missing my wisdom and wit yet?) but thought I'd write a little note on this week's #SunshineSunday topic of water.

It's clear and simple, right?  Wrong, like all things in life, it's deceptive and dangerous, should you not be paying attention. As W. C. Fields said "You can't trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it."

It is powerful. It supports life, but erodes huge rocks. We work very hard to keep our head above it, both literally and figuratively.

It's beautiful and serene, yet can kill in an instant. We learn early never to turn our back on it.

 It flows like us, always, though often with the misleading appearance of being contained or stagnant. "The tide comes in. The tide goes out. We're always on our way somewhere, even when standing still". Bill Willingham

Never underestimate it. Still waters run deep.

Linking up with #ThruMyLens



  1. Very deep Lydia (did you see what I did there?) I really like the quote you started off with - captures the changing nature of water perfectly. Hope you are enjoying your break :)

  2. So very true !!!! And for sure I've missed your wisdom and your wit - can't wait for you to be back blogging again !!!!
    Take care xox

  3. Love this, water plays a huge part in my life, the sea is my go to place when I need to make sense of life, I love it's unpredictability and power as well as it's calm.

  4. So beautifully said! xo


  5. Oh, I love that W.C Fields quote!
    Water is so unpredictable and yet it can be the very thing that soothes your soul.

  6. Oh to be able to write that eloquently. So beautiful.

  7. Love this post. It's so true that water (all of nature really) can be beautiful in one instant and deadly the next.

    Thanks for linking up with Sunshine Sunday.

  8. Water soothes me. It rebalances me, refreshes me, redefines me. I couldn't live without being able to immerse myself in water at least daily. And I can't stop drinking the stuff either!! x