This is water.

Every now and then I am reminded of this little poem. I’m not sure I understand it fully, but I sense some deeper, maybe liberating, wisdom in these words. I’ve had the little scrap of paper in my desk drawer for many years.

“When I finally realized and accepted the truth that I wasn’t just thirsty, that I was really a fish, I stopped those meaningless tasks, abandoned the little streams, and began the long dry journey to look for deeper water.” – Anthony Russell White.

Goldfish in aquarium

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