Ok, this is a repost, but it seemed apt for the Rock challenge so I thought I'd re-use it. Taking a temporary break from the Page Street series, but will be back tomorrow.
The picture is of a boulder of rocks in front of the world's only 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The rocks are equidistant from the hotel and from another famous tourist attraction, the Wild Wadi water resort.
And speaking of water, the water here is gushing from a rock. How very symbolic...Isn't that the way we need life to be so many times? Water, something so very crucial to our existence to spew forth from a rock, something so unyielding and immutable. Isn't it true that so often, we find sustenance and comfort amidst the most difficult situations, in the most unlikely and unexpected places.
This picture to me tells a complete story. The no entry sign reprsents the obstacles we frequently encounter in our walk, while the rest of the picture represents something of an oasis. Water from a rock, the palm trees in the background providing shade for the tired wayfarer in life's journey. Even the clothes hung on the stick signify a moment of pause, casting aside present cares and just resting in the peace the rock provides.
Water, the life giving force, from a rock, the source of strength and the sustenance we so often need.
The rock is constant and dependable, as rocks are. You can lean on the rock, and you know it won't roll over. In my case, its a Rock that's higher than me. A Rock that holds through the ages, cleft especially for my form, to fit my frame, creating a perfect hiding place for me.
We all need a rock, something, or someone to lean on. A Rock that will hold.
What is your rock?
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