Food for Our Minds and Spirits: Thirst

If you’ve never seen a dog try to drink from a moving fountain of water, you have missed the hilarious views of expectation turned to disappointment as the water runs away from the dog’s exploring tongue. I find this image particularly engaging because the imagery of a books whose pages flourish and then disappear like water, as if the knowledge slipped right out of reach (or tongeue, as in this case.) Its a reflex, to drink. 

But this fountain reminds us of the other ways we slake our thirst — our curiosities, our questions, our deepest uncertainties. For these, there are other ways to drink and other venues to voice our curiosities.  But this example reminds us that while we may be full of questions, there are rivers and streams and mountains and countless springs to find water that is cool and delicious. Every missed page is not a missed opportunity. It is a chance to reflect and realize how much more we have to learn.

Allan T. Georgia, M.Div., M.T.S., PhD

Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big, beautiful world. **Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material**