Confluences: The Meeting of the Rivers Arve and Rhone at Jonction, Geneva

June 16, 2012

From Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life: “According to a Chinese philosopher, ‘Confluence tends towards the void.  ln total confluence presence stirs.'”  I’m presuming that Vaneigem’s quoting a Tao philosopher, Lao Tse perhaps…

The Rhône, seen on the left, flows straight out of Lake Geneva – Lac Leman, as it is otherwise known – while the Arve meanders down from the Chamonix valley.  Their confluence is viewed here from a railway bridge.

I will, become come coming when, upon the mingling of our waters, wish to wisher, like massive mountains to part no more

James Joyce Finnegans Wake