The gentle process of snowmelt creates an irresistible force of nature that cuts the living rock as cleanly as any knife.
That the once down like feathers of frozen water can cleave the geology is a testament to both time and our perceptions of strength and solidity.
The sheer power of the waterfall can be felt through the earth as it rumbles mightily along this smooth eroded shute.
The magnificence of this cascade is no more though than nature seeking to balance flow and energy.
As the once smooth profile is altered by a harder band of rock, so the energy increases to wear it away and return once more to the easeful curve of being.
The same is true for all forms, both biotic and abiotic, upon our small blue planet.
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