Story of river

They say before entering the sea,
a river trembles with fear.
She looks back at the way
that she has travelled, from the peaks,
the mountains, the long winding road
which crosses forests and villages,
and sees in front of her such a vast ocean
that entering it doesn’t seem anything else
than having to disappear forever.
But there’s no other way.
The river can’t go back.
No one can go back.
Going back is impossible in existence.
The river needs to take the risk
and to enter the ocean.
It’s only when entering the ocean
that fear will disappear,
because it’s only then
that the river will know it’s not about
to disappear into the ocean,
but to become ocean.

Khalil Gibran

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