Since 2005, the last Sunday in September has been designated World Rivers Day. In 2015 it falls on September 27th, an occasion worth celebrating. Water is an element that is essential to life and rivers have a special place in cultures around the world. Called the arteries of our planet, they inspire creativity in all sorts of mediums. People love to paint, draw, photograph, film and worship them. Stories and songs about rivers and waterways abound. They are the source of parables, metaphors and lessons in life. What a wonderful day to share some of the river related material, both practical and philosophical, that has captured my attention as part of the elemental world.
‘Fire up Water down’ is a blog about our relationship with the intuitive elements – fire, water, air, earth and spirit. My first post, titled ‘Women on Fire’, introduced the genesis of the blog and the element of fire. This, my second post (yay again), covers the water element in the blog title and introduces another woman, this time with a passion for rivers. For any males reading the blog, rest assured that it’s not only going to be about women and the elements, however fascinating that subject may be!