water is the universal source of life.
as it tends to run in rivers, and fall in rains, it is also a symbol for time.
the same source that gives life is gradually taking it away.
there is no one on whose side one can stand and say, this is 100% good.
there is only the soft small variegated sounds of the river passing.
time is not a line, it is circular. flows from the river, to the ocean, to the heavens, to the sea.