La Gravona, Corsica, France


The Gravona is a river on the island of Corsica, France. It flows from the center of the island southwest to the Gulf of Ajaccio. Its entire course is in the Corse-du-Sud Department of France. The Gravona Valley conducts the main highway, Route N193, from the capital city, Ajaccio, to the Col de Vizzavona. At its upper end the Gravona is a crystal-clear mountain stream cascading over falls and rapids into trout-filled pools. At its lower end nearly all of the Gravona’s flow serves to water the densely urban area of Ajaccio.

Jac and Michelle Korte Leccia:

We chose a patch of white cloth from the attic of Jac’s family’s home in Corsica and brought it with us to a Vision Quest where it was placed upon altar for days purified and charged energetically. Before we began the dipping ritual a prayer was said as we held the fabric between our hearts. Since we had decided we wanted this tissue to travel down the river I began by letting it go in a moving current above a small cascade. A minute or two passed before Jac collected it from a pool beneath the fall. Watching the white cloth flow in the river was a powerful reminder of waters sacred teachings. Jac says Merci to Tracy for her work and intentions backing this project. Thank you for bringing us closer to our brothers and sisters through an act of conscious grace! We are both very touched and grateful to be a part of this movement.

Eagle River, Colorado, USA


Michelle Brooks, now Michelle Lake, honors the river that runs through her backyard in Gypsum. Photography by Tom Thompson.

Rio Celeste, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Spacialle Novak, surfer and innkeeper, runs Camping treehouse gardens in Nicoya, Costa Rica.

Rio Celeste is in Northern Costa Rica and part of the Tenorio Volcano National Park. The Light Blue River, waterfalls and natural hot springs are in the Tenorio Volcano National Park and rain forrest. The unique phenomenon of clear water turning blue is a volcanic chemical reaction.

Kalmius River, Mariupol, Ukraine


Minister Patrick Campbell takes a break from studying, teaching, learning, and exchanging ideas in Donetsk to visit the city of Mariupol.

The Kalmius flows into the Sea of Azov near the Azovstal steel manufacturing combine. Kalmius was apparently also the name of a 16th Century Cossack fortress.