Tuesday, September 28, 2010

life partakes of the freshness

Our zest for the river did not wane...
We went on in much the same way, in surroundings which had become familiar, 
with not even a flood to make the year memorable.
Ruts, however, are worn only in traveled ways on land: 
a river life partakes of the freshness of the river itself.  
Each rise and fall affords a new outlook 
and gives to a well-known shore the feel of one 
at which you have just landed for the first time...
~ Harlan Hubbard
from Shantyboat Journal
edited by Don Wallis