In 1995, theologian David Chalmers formulated what has come to be known as the “Hard Problem of Divinity.” Nearly all theoanatomists agree that rivers are gods, yet most also proclaim that the tumbling molecules in a glass of lemonade are not. Somehow, the patterning and aggregation of such molecules into an entity we call “river” is sufficient to instill divinity.

Creeks exist in a liminal zone: worshipped by some, but not broadly recognized in organized practice or ritual.

The River Ganges can shift between aqueous and carnal forms; she cures maladies and, with the help of Agni, bore a celestial champion. This creek harbors beautiful rocks and a few fossils. Pray, and you may be answered.