The River

2 – Gathering

Gathering (c)Bard 2017
Gathering (c)Bard 2017

The vapour rises quickly into the sky and joins billions of other water droplets making the same journey. The droplets stay separate, however – unlike the oneness of the ocean water – to form a different kind of unity: intricately complex, constantly moving, almost intangible, shape-shifting clouds. Mere wisps at first, barely noticeable against the deep blue of the sky, they steadily grow in size and density, until they are big and solid enough to cast their dark shadows over the water. Like ghost ships sailing high above the ocean the clouds are driven forwards by the wind towards the land.