I often walk by this fountain during lunch breaks. It’s in a place called The Commons, in Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles.
A small, scenic attraction in the middle a shopping area. A break from the norm. Everyday moments abound here as the water ripples gain and lose energy, depending on the breeze. The sun shines on the sculptures, changing their appearance. The fish swim in peace, or so it seems to this intruding observer.
The developers have done a fantastic job building the fountain and pond near eateries. One can easily find peace while sitting for coffee or lunch, enjoying the view.
Sometimes I bring a book, or pen and paper. Beautiful settings with water in their midst foster ideas. They radiate peace, calm, serenity — all necessary for inspiration. It’s no wonder many sayings, metaphors and allegories, are inspired by water.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea. – E. E. Cummings
Water, the precious resource that crosses borders at will brings both conflict and peace of mind. There is something special in everyday moments encapsulating water, either in static form or as it makes its way from top to bottom of falls or along a rocky bed of a stream.
A feeling of exhilaration, and yet still calm.