Creative Corner|May 18, 2011 12:50 PM| by:

A River and a Lake

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A river is a lake that is in a hurry to reach the ocean;
A lake is a river that pauses to look at the blue sky.

A river carves out of time and knows the ‘time’;
A lake reflects on eternity and knows the ‘timeless’.

A skilful mind can flow like a river and standstill like a lake.
It depends on the terrain it faces at the present moment.

It lives with joy and spontaneity,
Sometimes like a river and at times like a lake!

Vinod D Deshmukh

(Vinod is a retired neurologist from Jacksonville, Florida. He has published four books of his original poems and essays and a number of scientific articles. He lives a simple, creative, and meaningful life of presence with mindfulness).

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