Saturday, October 25, 2008
About Braided Rivers
Braided rivers is a theme that got into my head when we went to Alaska. It was the first time I heard the terminology. In case you don't know these are the rivers flowing from the glaciers ... the new rivers flowing through glacial silt with ever changing channels. One stream of water will form with others and then be redivided and reformed again and again. In Alaska they flow like this to the sea. I also noted on the same trip how our paths would touch and then separate only to retouch other travellers. On this trip braided rivers flowing from Denali became a metaphor for life. This is my first posting .... more to come.