You approach the river. The water is fairly calm, but it is moving fast enough to create a relaxing sound. It puts you at ease. You look down into the water. You think about all of the fish and rocks and dirt and twigs and other things that live in and through the river. They swish about the water, never staying in one place, having no choice in where they go. You wonder how similar you are to them. You wonder what would happen if you got into the water.
Would you lose control, too?
You hear a disgusting hacking sound. You look up toward it. A deer is staring at you from across the river. It looks upset. Its massive antlers seem to be pointing at you. You motion at yourself. The deer nods.
It asks you what you are doing here.
You choose to…
- …tell the deer you are just drinking water.
- …tell the deer contemplating water life existence.
- …ignore the deer.