We are taught to desire conformity, and to reach it as fast as we can. But we can learn more from water than assimilation and speed. Not all water moves like a river. Some of us are built like glaciers.
We melt slowly. We rarely move and when we do it is often because we have broken and unwillingly crashed into the sea.
The glaciers oppose liquid conformity, unlike the rivers and streams who seek it, and those who find themselves in the ocean endure in solidity. They move slowly, as immensity often does. They warp the sea, forcing the salty singularity to keep a small part of them afloat, above its influence.
Eventually all glaciers, even those anchored to land, return to the sea. They cannot change what they are and the fate of all water is liquid, eventually, but they do so when they must, not when they are told. Glaciers show us individuality, and teach how to avoid the salty sameness.
But not all water moves like a glacier.