“Water is a mutable element. It changes shape with each contact it makes. It is its own self and it also becomes that which it touches. This is the way of compassion––to be one’s self and also recognize one’s self in the other. Compassion is evidence of Life Force.”
~From Darfur Grandmother’s telling of the beginning of the Earth, when the water first came, in my first book (Grandmother Dreams, p. 70).