Juanita Bellavance, Ripple makers, From the Chestatee River portfolio, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches.
Easy-to-know that diamonds are precious. Good to learn that rubies have depth. But more to see that pebbles are miraculous. ~Josef Albers
Without the pebbles and stones, where would the rapids and their sounds be? Where would the rafting fun be? Have you ever had to paddle a mile over flat, still water? Not fun. When my children were young we once camped out right beside a river, the Tallulah. I was dubious at first as to whether I could sleep beside such a raging loud noise. As it turns out, it was perhaps the best sleep I had ever had. A fond memory.
Without the pebbles and stones, it couldn't have been so possible.