I grew up here. The Sacramento River an ever-present piece of the landscape of the place I call home. As the seasons change and time passes the river always remains. Steady and constant in it's flowing. A reminder to cherish the time we spend on this earth. It continues to flow even when no person is there to appreciate its beauty. The life it brings to the beings of this place, the trees and the animals, the fish and the algae. We are all connected to this space of flowing water. Long after I am gone this river will remain flowing, churning its waters with a force of its own. Connecting all who come after me and all that have come before. We are here, we are now, we are connected.