"Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalms16:11
George Washington built Mount Vernon on a hill overlooking the Potomac River. If you sit on the expansive porch in one of the Windsor chairs there, even on a hot day the breeze coming up from the river is refreshing. It was where he wanted to be, but spent most of his life away fighting and serving our country.
This reminds me of another gentleman farmer who, along with his wife, took on four more children to raise after their own families were grown. Bill Reed was a prince of a fellow, who enjoyed being on the river with a fishing pole in his hand and kids at his side. He was an avid reader as well when he wasn't out in his orchards. Now he has gone before to the River of Life and "pleasures for evermore."