Wednesday, July 26, 2006

confluence

A wise couple once pointed out to me that where two rushing rivers meet, a lot of turbulence is to be expected. I just researched this and found it to be true. The term for this is confluence.

So if people can be seen as rushing rivers, should we be surprised that confluence of personalities (or ministries, or goals, or interests, or talents, or time, or priorities, or backgrounds...) occurs? The more powerful the rivers, the more the turbulence. Beats being stagnant. Bogs are not beautiful.

Sometimes relationships feel like an uphill battle. But I bet the view from the top is incredible.

6 comments:

Paul Graham said...

"Bogs are not beautiful"

Seeing as this coming Sunday is International Bog day I'm going to have to take a stand for bogs. Bogs are beautiful. Wetland ecosystems serve a number of important ecological and societal functions, including plant and animal habitat, flood control, erosion control, and improvement in water quality. So, even though you may not think they are beautiful, and maybe smells a little funny, that stagnantion is required for life to exist.

Andrew G said...

oh paul

i'm glad that we can be compared to two powerful channels of water crashing into one another... horray for rapids and turbulance and love, my love

Andrew G said...
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Andrew G said...

sorry, to clarify,

i wrote, "oh paul" in response to Paul's learned comment above

then wrote the rest of the comment to Sarah Aubrey Hunter

Anonymous said...

i am with paul, bogs are good. and bogs in the movie Labrynth are amazing. bc that movie is amazing. i think love is amazing...i think love in a bog is amazing...i think making love in a bog is amazing...

Kate said...

What th--? Who is this "anonymous" that started a comment with "I'm with Paul..." and then finished it with "I love making love in bogs." Firstly, I'M with Paul. And secondly, um, I don't have a secondly. I just wanted to say that "I'M" with Paul. Again.

Oh, and Sandrewah = Port Sydney.