Swept Into the Current

From the Summer 2003 issue of Tricycle magazine that surfaced here randomly some months ago, a striking image at the end of an article, "The Appetite of Birds: The Challenge of Nonkilling" by Joe Franke:

Everything we touch, everything we think about and produce, ends up swept into the current, flowing downstream toward an uncertain causal stage, on a course back to us.

... reminiscent of John McPhee's "Coming Into the Country" essay on canoeing in Alaska, starting and finishing magically at the same point.

(cf. SenecaCreekGreenwayTrailMarathon2006 (2006-03-05), How to Be an Optimist (2011-08-24), ...) - ^z - 2011-09-14