"My God, I look at the creek. It is the answer to Merton's prayer, "Give us time!" It never stops. If I seek the senses and skill of children, the information of a thousand books, the innocence of puppies, even the insights of my own city past, I do so only, soley, and entirely that I might look well at the creek. You don't
run down the present, pursue it with baited hooks and nets. You wait for it, empty handed, and you are filled. You'll have fish left over. The creek is one great giver."
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek