Waterfall as Spaces of Unity

Words teach us to see waterfall, cliff and light.

Alarlhryna

And shadow.

Alarlhryna

But they are one thing, together.


Gulfoss


Sjaelandafoss

Grundarfoss

Fossá

Even when they have no name!

Even with ice. Even in winter rain.

Svartifoss

Even with blood-red birches. Everything you add becomes the fall. It ceases to be separate.

Svartifoss

Even a river can become sky.

Bessastaðaá

Even sky can become a river.

Stekkalækur

Even underground rivers entering the sky from the mouth of the earth.

Hraunfossar

Even falls held within the Earth!

Dettifoss

They are all falls, not water, light, stone, air, water, grass or trees. They are always once thing together, all at once.


Systrafoss

This is a great mystery, not because it is unknown, but because it is vital.

Hengifoss

This teaching, and this view deep into human-earth relationships in Iceland, continually inspires me. The land is alive, as is the water, and any words that are hanging around start there first.

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