January 12, 2008

Run Deep

Photographed by nicolas valentin
Ever heard the saying, "Smooth waters run deep" or "Still waters run deep"? My mom used to tell me that when I was younger and I liked it. It made me think of my last name which was chosen because it meant "clear waters" or "calm stream" in Swedish. Generally I think the saying can refer to the deepness of a person, their complexity, their philosophy and their contentedness. In my experience, those people who have strong believes and think deeply also enjoy a consistent level of happiness in their lives. They have ups and downs, but usually they remain pretty happy almost all of the time. I think about the quote every now and then, but I saw it today on 43things.com and I think this may have been its source. Thanks Shakespeare.

“Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.”
- William Shakespeare