River Dreaming

Today, as the TV babbled on in the background, I caught the tail end of an infomercial. Something about skin cream and its magical properties. The Voice said ” blah, blah, blah blah, something something..” and then , “The internet confirms the beneficial effects of blah blah blah..”  And I laughed, and thought, so this is what life has come to. We no longer need to be convinced that 9 out of 10 specialists recommend a certain cream. No, if the internet confirms it, then it is so. Definite, indisputable, undeniable.

Then, why oh why, when I really want the internet to confirm something, does it  fail me? Know it all, internet!  Bah humbug. If this were a skin cream,  there would be no problem, but, as it is, my internet searches neither confirm nor deny that where we ventured today is the source of the Avon River . One out of one of me believes that it is.

Here is the approach to the source of the Avon on Withells Road. The artistic fencing seems to have experienced some earthquake mangling.

The approach

Nearly there. One out of one of me believes that she read (obviously not on the internet) that the water level at the spring source has been revitalised since the earthquakes? Will my belief be confirmed?

Nearly there

Yes,  here it is; the beginning of the rising water….Springing Forth

and a little further alongMore water

And, off the river goes through the suburbs, the city, the parks and gardens till it reaches the sea, near New Brighton. On its way to the sea

So, what has any of that got to do with Dreaming? Only one thing; it’s my dream to walk, or explore , little by little, all the rivers of Christchurch from ” source to sea”. It’s  a pipe dream but you will notice that a lot of my posts connect with rivers, particularly the Avon. It will take me more than a few tomorrows to achieve this dream, but I have made a start. As usual, it’s a non-linear route that I take. But  dreams, like rivers, are not straightforward; they meander.

© silkannthreades


21 thoughts on “River Dreaming

  1. Pingback: From Source to Sea | silkannthreades

  2. Clanmother

    One of my profs was a psychologist turned business guru (it worked fabulously for him). He told me he never gave out advice, because no one would listen. I like Bill Cosby’s take: . “A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” Now, maybe we should listen to the internet….

  3. cindy knoke

    Well look at it this way. You and I post on the internet and what we say is indisputable………right? You are going to wallk all the rivers and it is indisputable that your photos and narratives will be wonderful and that myself and many others will read and enjoy these posts!

  4. flora

    you write well and your pics are amazing , thanks for sharing them..I share your dream of exploration..If I can I will explore every nooks of the world ..but that is impossible so I have just to be happy to explore my small part of the world 🙂

  5. Eugenie

    I.too.find.yourblogs.spiritually.soothing.and.iam. Thrilled to know. You were in our.neighbourhood today for a reason. Other than delivering recipes! I feel we know each other well enough to refer to your hurried ness and we have spotless ground floor facilities here,! Sorry I am a demanding friend and your reahug excuse is not good enough! However I forgive you and hopefully will sleep well tonight after your inspiration river dreaming,

  6. Travelling Kiwi

    I love your posts, they are always very soothing to my spirit. And tonight your post is just what I needed. I look forward to keeping you company as you follow your dream.


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