Threshold of a Stream
A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning —
that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation.
All the hard work is over; relief is palpable.
however, threshold can also denote tolerance…
the maximum allowable departure from a specification
beyond which irreparable harm will occur.From a Naturalist’s point of view, I see the threshold of a stream, the point where it enters a river, as a point of new beginning… where returning salmon may enter to fulfill their life-cycle to spawn. – Or – A point of departure… where salmon do not return… because the threshold of the stream is beyond tolerances due to damming, warming, polluting of its waters.