14 August 2014

"So simple that it frightens me"

Water, that strong white stuff, one of the four elemental mysteries, can here be seen at its origins. Like all profound mysteries, it is so simple that it frightens me. It wells from the rock, and flows away. For unnumbered years it has welled from the rock and flowed away. It does nothing, absolutely nothing, but be itself. 
from The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd (1944)

Image by Frogwell, via walkhighlands.co.uk

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