From Morgan Freeman's character in "The Bucket List." it's the mist and the falls analogy again, but a happier one than I have perhaps been focusing on of late. I like this one better than mine, and it's where I choose to place my attention from now on....not on the river sweeping us away from all we know, but rather sweeping us towards home.
"My pastor always says our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life. My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home."