Life-Giving Waters (BLW Contributor)

MJ

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My husband and I along with some family members went on a weekend trip to attend a wedding, and we crossed several bridges, some that crossed big rivers like the Mississippi, and some small streams. Since I have started a novel with a river symbol, I have been snapping photos of rivers and thinking about rivers.

There is just something about a body of water. A small creek runs across the property where I was raised, and as a child, I spent much time playing there.  With no houses along the creek, the water was clear and unpolluted and my family and I thought nothing of getting a drink from it.  I’ve always heard that a stream purifies itself when it runs a specified number of feet over rocks and sand.  I don’t know if that is true, but now with so many pollutants entering the stream from homes that…

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