As in, to spring
Where, other than at the turn of a faucet handle, have you witnessed water actually begin?
So asks Craig Childs in The Secret Knowledge of Water.
Where does water begin? As pregnant drops melting from last season’s snowfall. As raindrops condensing from cloud fields thirty thousand feet above the ground. There solid water, vaporous water becomes liquid.
But to see rock give birth to water is to witness a divine mystery.
Photo of Jacob’s Well courtesy of Maura Grace Ambrose