Here is a short piece of sound clip from the Gwendraeth River from near to my house – very restful, very watery, as we have had nothing but rain for the last three weeks, unless you also count the snow …
Today I read this:
“Did you ever say “Yes” to one joy? Oh my friends, then you also said “Yes” to all pain. All things are entwined, enmeshed, enamored –
– did you ever want Once to be Twice, did you ever say “I love you, bliss – instant – flash” – then you wanted everything back.
– Everything anew, everything forever, everything entwined, enmeshed, enamored – oh, thus you love the world
– you everlasting ones, thus you love it forever and for all time; even to pain you say: Refrain but
– come again! For joy accepts everlasting flow! “
Crazy vulnerable amazing – from Nietzsche.
We had forgotten that the high tide covers the footpath along the rivers-edge. And so, after climbing down the steps just under Dylan Thomas’ writing-shed at Laugharne this afternoon, we sat down on the red rocks where the path was disappearing into the water.
As we sat, we talked about family, about fear, justice and forgiveness; and we listened to the waves and the estuary birds; and we watched the line of foam as it looped and curved past the rocks by our feet, the moving line of the sea water and the river water meeting. Then we climbed back up the steps and walked around, to rejoin our path.
sounds of this evening, light rain, tide out, birds sounds and river
a video snippet, turbulence behind a tree stump in the river