Rivers are only one manifestation of water. There are many others: rain, fog, oceans, clouds, dew drops, ice, even humans, animals and plants are all made from mostly water. The Cells of Life are water.

Life might flow like a river,
or sway like an ocean,
drip like rain,
or dissolve into puddles
and form steaming clouds.

The river is all and everywhere.
Without it, nothing is.

It holds the memory of everything there was,
there is and all potentials for the future.

Only, we dirty it, and as such reduce the potential it holds.
The pollution creeps into the clouds, the rain, the ocean, the dew and into each and every cell.

Think of every river as running through your veins,
think of every drop of water as being one of your cells,
and treasure it.