What is the shape of water?

What shape is water?

A thoughtful reflection stirred as I watched the stream in the dappled sunlight yesterday afternoon.

What shape is water?

And what can it teach us about how to be in this world – with beauty, transparency and intent?

Let us bless the humility of water,
Always willing to take the shape
Of whatever otherness holds it,

From John O’Donohue’s In Praise of Water, in Benedictus: a Book of Blessings