Here is a branch. Here is its reflection. The two are intimately connected. So what happens when you throw a stone in the water, right underneath the branch?
That’s the magic!
The ripples of water transform the static reflection into a moving picture. It’s hard for me to find the words but it has to do with possibility - the prospect of movement coming from the tossing of the stone and the reaction of the water - endless ripples!
If you walk around Jamaica Pond at all frequently, I probably know the particular branch in this image. The tree is old and not in good health. But it has been memorialized frequently as the tree continues its descent.