I have looked at this section of Paradise River at Mt. Rainier National Park a few times in the past. Maybe even made a composition in my film days, but my memory is a bit fuzzy.
This time, a few years since last taking a gander at this spot, I just wanted to refresh my memory as to what the potential of the location was, if any. Immediately I saw the scene in black and white and that got me excited.
I found this huge slab of rock full of character with its fractures. Just as much, it is interesting how the side-strands of water are joining the main section of the “river”.
Today as I look at this image it makes me think of people being called to the river of life, to receive the gift of rest and hope from the fractures we all experience in this earthly life.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)