When you live beside a river, it goes up and down. My brother- and sister-in-law have had to design their house because the original owners built to close to the river. Most of the time it’s a lovely place to live… and some of the time it’s a carry the furniture upstairs and call the moving van for the heavy bits. In the Spring you watch the water for floods and hope the snow, if you’ve had it won’t melt too fast.
That’s the river.
It’s sort of politics, too, isn’t it.
We have to make the Peace as we can. And we have to prepare ourselves to act. And then we have to act.