In the Maori tradition an Iwi defines their place in the land partly by being associated with a specific mountain and their river. Sometimes in a big country like America I feel a bit lost. It is multimaster tool easy to find yourself in a place with no mountain, and no river, at least not one you could easily get to on foot. There is this strange feeling you can get, moving from an island to a continent. Even though you know exactly where you are, where you are doesn't feel like a specific place.
So, need less to say I am pleased to currently be living next to a river. I go down and visit it at least once a day to see what it has been up to. There is always something happening on a river bank. Walking through the mud I see the constant waxing and waning of water versus land and the seasons turning over. It brings out sears credit card my more pretentiously artistic side, a la Rousseau. Here is a shot from this morning after the water level came down a few metres overnight: