I am a River

When I was young, I was a stream. I wondered and meandered, lost my way. Those I met created turbulence and often muddied the waters.

There were times when I stopped moving when something got in my way. Eventually, I found a way past and started moving again.

Now I am a River. Steady and strong. Moving with purpose. I am clear and deep.

Everyone I meet adds to my strength. Engorges me along my way. Joins me on my journey.

The things that would stop me in my path are now just ripples on the surface.

There is a still peace within me. There is solace in my journey. There is a comfort in knowing I can only move forward.

I finally understand the meaning of my name.

Anglicized form of the Scottish surname Dubhghlas, meaning “dark river” from Gaelic dubh “dark” and glais “water, river”.