On the fourth day of Christmas my soul took me back to the river.
The feeling was the same, though.
The feeling of the river washing all the sharp bits out of me.
Making me soft again.
Just like when it’s me and only me in the world.
Today, the river became me.
And I became the river.
And I now know why I was drawn back to this calm and sleepy place.
It was because I had something to learn.
I had to learn to recognise the feeling that takes hold of me when the river bubbles and the wind blows warm on my skin.
I had to give it a name.
It’s name is ‘peace’.
And I’ve come back to the river so that I might share this peace with you.
Ps. Go find a river. Listen to it. Feel it. Life is too short to let the rivers of this beautiful life pass us by.