"As the course of a river is a symbol of time, we are inclined to think of a poisoned time. And yet the sources continue to gush and we believe that time will be purified one day. I am a worshipper of flowing and would like to entrust my sins to the waters, let them be carried to the sea."
— Czesław Miłosz, from “Rivers”, in Facing the River, trans. Robert Hass