|A picture that I took in Sweden.|
The Life Course: A River Metaphor
"The life course of each of us can be thought of as a river. On occasions turbulent, but at other times calm, it flows in a particular general direction, whilst deviating here and there from a straight and narrow path. It meets and departs from other rivers or streams along the way, having a momentum of its own whilst both influencing and being influenced by the environment through which it flows." (Sugarman & Woolfe, 1997).